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PROPERTY Of 
HATFIELD LIBRARY 

Hatfield, Massachusetts 

1995 
Annual Report 





1st Place Junior High Brad Smith 



PROPERTY OF 
'W/ElD UBRARY 



HATFIELD.. MASSACHUSETTS 
ANNUAL TOWN MEETING WARRANT 

1996 
& 
RECOMMENDED FISCAL YEAR 
1997 BUDGET 



TOWN OF HATFIELD 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

SELECTMEN'S WARRANT 



Hampshire/ ss. 



To either of the Constables of the Town of Hatfield in said Hampshire 
County, Greetings: 

In the name of the Commonwealth, you are hereby directed to notify and 
warn the inhabitants of said Town qualified to vote in elections and Town 
affairs to meet in the Memorial Town Hall in said Hatfield on Tuesday the 
fourteenth day of May, 1996 at seven thirty o'clock in the evening to take 
action on all articles except Article 1 and to meet on the 21st day of May, 
at ten o'clock in the forenoon, then and there to take action under Article 
1. 

ARTICLE 1. To choose all necessary Town Officers for the following years: 

one Moderator for a term of three years; one Selectman for a 
term of three years; one Town Clerk for a term of three 
years; one Treasurer for a term of three years; one Town 
Collector for a term of three years; one Assessor for a term 
of three years; two members of the School Committee each for 
a term of three years; one Water Commissioner for a term of 
three years; one Library Trustee for a term of three years; 
one Elector under the Will of Oliver Smith for a term of one 
year; one Cemetery Commissioner for a term of three years; 
one Tree Warden for a term of three years; one Sewer 
Commissioner for a term of three years; one member of the 
Board of Health for a term of three years; one member of the 
Planning Board for a term of five years; and one member of 
the Housing Authority for a term of five years. 

And to vote upon the following Proposition 2 1/2 referendum 
questions: 

QUESTION 1: Shall the Town of Hatfield be allowed to 

exempt from the provisions of proposition two 
and one-half, so-called, the amounts required 
to pay for the bond to be issued in order to 
finance sewer improvements for Bridge Street, 
Gore Avenue, Prospect Street south of 
Chestnut, Prospect Court, School Street west 
of Prospect, Plantation Road, Winterberry 
Lane, Chestnut Street, Porter Avenue, and an 
area known as the Loop? 
YES NO 



QUESTION 2: Shall the Town of Hatfield be allowed to 

exempt from the provisions of proposition two 
and one-half, so-called, the amounts required 
to pay for the bond to be issued in order to 
finance roadway and drainage improvements for 
Bridge Street and Gore Avenue? 
YES NO 

QUESTION 3: Shall the Town of Hatfield be allowed to 

exempt from the provisions of proposition two 
and one-half, so-called, the amounts required 
to pay for the bond to be issued in order to 
finance the construction of an addition to the 
Hatfield Public Library located in the 
Dickinson Memorial Building? 
YES NO 

The Polls will be opened at ten o'clock in the forenoon on 
Tuesday, May 21, 1996, and kept open until eight o'clock in 
the evening. 

Article 2 To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of 

Selectmen to apply for, accept, and expend any State or 

Federal Grants that become available in fiscal year 1997, or 
take any other action relative thereto. 

Article 3 To see whether the Town will authorize its treasurer to enter 

into a compensating balance agreement or agreements for fiscal 
year 1997 pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 53F of the General 
Laws, or take any other action relative thereto. 

Article 4 To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of 

Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 59, Section 57B so as to 
authorize a single annual tax bill for real estate or personal 
property taxes less that fifty dollars, or take any other 
action relative thereto. 

Article 5 To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town By-Law to 

reflect the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 
40, Section 57 to read; 

Section 7.03: (a) The tax collector 
or other municipal official 
responsible for records of all 
municipal taxes, assessments, 
betterments and other municipal 
charges, hereinafter referred to as 
the tax collector, shall annually 
furnish to each department, board, 
commission or division, hereinafter 
referred to as the licensing 
authority, that issues licenses or 
permits including renewals and 
transfers, a list of any person, 
corporation, or business enterprise, 



hereinafter referred to as the 
party, that has neglected or refused 
to pay any local taxes, fees, 
assessments, betterments or other 
municipal charges for not less than 
a twelve month period, and that such 
party has not filed in good faith a 
pending application for an abatement 
of such tax or a pending petition 
before the appellate tax board, 
(b) The licensing authority may 
deny, revoke or suspend any license 
or permit, including renewals 
and transfers of any party whose 
name appears on said list furnished 
to the licensing authority from the 
tax collector or with respect to any 
activity, event or other matter 
which is the subject of such license 
or permit and which activity, event 
or matter is carried out or 
exercised or is to be carried out or 
exercised on or about real estate 
owned by any party whose name 
appears on said list furnished to 
the licensing authority from the tax 
collector; provided, however, that 
written notice is given to the party 
and the tax collector, as required 
by applicable provisions of law, and 
the party is given a hearing, to be 
held not earlier than fourteen days 
after said notice. Said list shall 
be prima facie evidence for denial, 
revocation or suspension of said 
license or permit to any party. The 
tax collector shall have the right 
to intervene in any hearing 
conducted with respect to such 
license denial, revocation or 
suspension. Any findings made by 
the licensing authority with respect 
to such license denial, revocation 
or suspension shall be made only for 
the purposes of such proceedings and 
shall not be relevant to or 
introduced in any other proceeding 
at law, except for any appeal from 
such license denial, revocation or 
suspension. Any license or permit 
denied, suspended, or revoked under 
this section shall not be reissued 
or renewed until the license 
authority receives a certificate 



issued by the tax collector that the 
party is in good standing with 
respect to any and all local taxes, 
fees, assessments, betterments or 
other municipal charges, payable to 
the municipality as the date of 
issuance of said certificate. 

(c) Any party shall be given the 
opportunity to enter into a payment 
agreement, thereby allowing the 
licensing authority to issue a 
certificate indicating said 
limitations to the license or 
permit and the validity of said 
license shall be conditioned upon 
the satisfactory compliance with 
said agreement. Failure to comply 
with said agreement shall be grounds 
for the suspension or revocation of 
said license or permit; provided, 
however, that the holder be given 
notice and a hearing as required by 
applicable provisions of law. 

(d) The Board of Selectmen may waive 
such denial, suspension or 
revocation if it finds there is no 
direct or indirect business interest 
by the property owner, its officers 
or stockholders, if any, or members 
of his immediate family, as defined 
in section one of chapter two 
hundred and sixty-eight A in the 
business or activity conducted in or 
on said property. 

This section shall not apply to the 
following licenses and permits: open 
burning; section thirteen of chapter 
forty-eight; bicycle permits; 
section eleven of chapter eighty- 
five; sales of articles for 
charitable purposes, section thirty- 
three of chapter one hundred and 
one; children work permits, section 
sixty-nine of chapter one hundred 
and forty-nine; clubs, association 
dispensing food or beverage 
licenses, section twenty-one E of 
chapter one hundred and forty; dog 
licenses, section one hundred and 
thirty-seven of chapter one hundred 
and forty; fishing, hunting, 
trapping licenses, section twelve of 
chapter one hundred and thirty one; 
marriage licenses, section twenty- 



eight of chapter two hundred and 
seven and theatrical events, public 
exhibition permits, section one 
hundred and eighty-one of chapter 
one hundred and forty; 
or take any other action relative thereto. 

Article 6 To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town By-Law relative 

to parking prohibitions and regulations, adding to the places 
where parking is prohibited and regulated, by adding the 
following sub-section to Section 4.05 of the Town By-Laws: 

"Section 4.05, subsection (K) : on 

both sides of Plain Road from a 

point one hundred feet east of the 

railroad tracks to the intersection 

of Routes 5 and 10", 
or take any other action relative thereto. 

Article 7 To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town By-Laws by 

reducing the quorum requirements relative to rules of order 
for town meeting to read: 

Section 1.01A: A quorum of ten 

voters shall be required for 

carrying on any business at an 

Annual and Special Town Meeting 

except for and excluding the 

elections of town, state, and 

federal officers; the determination 

of any matters required by the 

statutory law of the Commonwealth of 

Massachusetts and federal government 

to be elected or determined by 

ballot; and the dissolution or 

adjournment of any such meeting, 
or take any other action relative thereto. 

ARTICLE 8 To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town By-Law to read 
as follows; 
Section 3.13 Use of the Public Sewers 

Sec. 1 No person shall discharge or 

cause to be discharged any 

stormwater, surface water, 

groundwater, roof runoff, subsurface 

drainage, uncontaminated cooling 

water, or unpolluted industrial 

process waters to any sanitary 

sewer. 

Sec. 2 Stormwater and all other 

unpolluted drainage shall be 

discharged to such sewers as are 

specifically designated as combined 

sewers or storm sewers, or to a 

natural outlet approved by the Sewer 

Commissioners. Industrial cooling 



water or unpolluted process waters 
may be discharged, on approval of 
the Sewer Commissioners to a storm 
sewer, combined sewer, or natural 
outlet. 

Sec. 3 No person shall discharge or 
cause to be discharged any of the 
following described waters or wastes 
to any public sewers: 
(a) Any gasoline, benzene, naphtha, 
fuel oil, or other flammable or 
explosive liquid, solid, or gas. 
(b)Any waters or wastes containing 
toxic or poisonous solids, liquids, 
or gasses in sufficient quantity, 
either singly or by interaction with 
other wastes, to injure or interfere 
with any sewage treatment process, 
constitute a hazard to humans or 
animals, create a public nuisance, 
or create any hazard in the 
receiving waters of the sewage 
treatment plant. 

(c)Any waters or wastes having a pH 
lower than 5.5 nor higher than 9.5 
or having any other corrosive 
property capable of causing damage 
or hazard to structures, equipment, 
and personnel of the sewage works, 
(d) Solid or viscous substances in 
quantities or of such size capable 
of causing obstruction to the flow 
in sewers, or other interference 
with the proper operation of the 
sewage works such as, but not 
limited to, ashes, cinders, sand, 
mud, straw, shavings, metal, glass, 
rags, feathers, tar, plastics, wood, 
unground garbage, whole blood, 
paunch manure, hair and fleshings, 
entrails and paper dishes, cups, 
milk containers, etc., either whole 
or ground by garbage grinders. 
Sec. 4 Any person or entity who 
violates the By-law, shall be liable 
to the Town of Hatfield in the 
amount of $50.00 which amounts shall 
inure to the Town of Hatfield for 
such uses as the Board of Sewer 
Commissioners may direct. Fines 
shall be recovered by a complaint 
before the District Court or by 
disposition in accordance with 
section 21D of Chapter 40 of the 



General Laws. Each separate 
instance of noncompliance following 
the issuance of any warning or 
citation pursuant to this section 
shall constitute a separate 
violation, 
or take any other action relative thereto. 

Article 9 To see if the Town will vote to amend Article Two, Section 2.2 

of its Zoning By-Law entitled "LOCATIONS OF DISTRICTS: Zoning 
Map" and the "Official Zoning Map of Hatfield, Massachusetts" 
made a part hereof, as amended, by amending the zone of said 
map as to the following parcel of real estate: located at 243 
West Street, owned by Raymond W. J. Campbell, Town of Hatfield 
Assessors Map 6, parcel 13, from its current Agricultural- 
Residential B zoning to Business Zoning, or take any action 
relative thereto. 

Article 10 To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the Town's share 

of Wetlands Protection Filing Fees received in fiscal year 
1997 for expenditure by the Conservation Commission for the 
performance of its duties under the Wetlands Protection Act, 
or take any other action relative thereto. 

(Recommended by the Finance Committee) 

Article 11 To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the sum of 

$194,662.00 as the Town's Transportation Bond Issue 
apportionment and to authorize the signing of a Memorandum of 
Agreement with the State Department of Public Works in that 
regard, all pursuant to Chapter 33 of the Acts of 1991, or 
take any other action relative thereto. 

(Recommended by the Finance Committee) 

Article 12 To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or 

transfer from available funds, the sum of $109,979.00 as 
allocated by the Actuary and certified by the County 
Commissioners to the Town of Hatfield under the provisions of 
Chapter 32, General Laws of the Commonwealth as amended, and 
pay said amount to the Treasurer-Custodian of the Hampshire 
County Retirement System, or take any other action relative 
thereto. 

(Recommended by the Finance Committee) 

Article 13 To see of the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or 
transfer from available funds the sum of $477.60 for the 
payment of fees to the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, or 
take any other action relative thereto. 

(Recommended by the Finance Committee) 



Article 14 To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or 

transfer from available funds the sum of $11,150.37 for the 
payment of its assessed share of the operating costs for 
Hilltown Resource Management Cooperative for the fiscal year 
1997, or take any other action relative thereto. 

(Recommended by the Finance Committee) 

Article 15 To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to 

waive the fee of $1,800.00 that is assessed to police recruits 
upon graduation from the Criminal Justice Training Council 
program all as provided in Section 305, Chapter 38 of the Acts 
of 1995, or take any other action relative thereto. 

(Recommended by the Finance Committee) 

Article 16 To see if the Town will vote to appropriate and transfer a sum 

of money from Article 3 of the November 2, 1995 Special Town 
Meeting, for the construction of handicapped bathroom 
facilities in Memorial Town Hall to the FY 96 Reserve Fund, or 
take any other action relative thereto. 

(Recommended by the Finance Committee) 

Article 17 To see if the Town will vote to appropriate and transfer a sum 

of money from Article 4 of the November 15, 1994 Special Town 
Meeting for additional special education costs to Article 34 
of the May 9, 1995 Annual Town Meeting for energy improvements 
at Smith Academy for FY 96, or take any other action relative 
thereto. 

(Recommended by the Finance Committee) 

Article 18 To see if the Town will vote to appropriate and transfer a sum 

of money from the Insurance Proceeds Account to the Smith 
Academy Fire Damage Expense Account, and to appropriate said 
sum for the purposes for which expenditures may be made from 
the said Smith Academy Fire Damage Expense Account, or take 
any other action relative thereto. 

(Recommended by the Finance Committee) 



Article 19 



To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money for 
the construction of sewer improvements for Bridge Street, Gore 
Avenue, Prospect Street south of Chestnut, Prospect Court, 
School Street west of Prospect, Plantation Road, Winterberry 
Lane, Chestnut Street, Porter Avenue, and an area known as the 
Loop, and to determine whether said appropriation shall be met 
by taxation and/or by borrowing from the Massachusetts Water 
Pollution Abatement Trust and/or other borrowing by the 
Treasurer with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, 
provided that the authorized amount of any such borrowing, and 
bonds or notes shall be reduced by the amount of any State or 
Federal grants and provided further that said appropriation 
shall be contingent upon subsequent approval of Question 1 of 
the Proposition 2 1/2 referendum questions as set forth in 
Article 1 of this warrant, or to take any other action 
relative thereto. 



(Not Recommended by the Finance Committee) 



Article 20 



To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money for 
roadway and drainage improvements for Bridge Street and Gore 
Avenue and to determine whether said appropriation shall be 
met by taxation, by Chapter 90 Funds, or by borrowing by the 
Treasurer with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, 
provided that the authorized amount of any such borrowing, and 
bonds or notes shall be reduced by the amount of any State or 
Federal grants; and provided further that said appropriation 
shall be contingent upon subsequent approval of Question 2 of 
the Proposition 2 1/2 referendum questions as set forth in 
Article 1 of this warrant, or to take any other action 
relative thereto. 



Article 21 



\ 



(Not Recommended by the Finance Committee) 

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money for 
the construction of an addition to Hatfield Public Library 
located in the Dickinson Memorial Building and to determine 
whether said appropriation shall be met by taxation, and/or 
funds from the Massachusetts Library Commission Construction 
Grant funds, and/or money to be borrowed by the Treasurer with 
the approval of the Board of Selectmen, provided that the 
authorized amount of any such borrowing, bonds or notes shall 
be reduced by the amount of any State or Federal grants 
received for the project prior to their issuance and provided 
further that said appropriation shall be contingent upon the 
receipt of said grant from the Massachusetts Library 
Commission Construction Grant funds, as well as contingent 
upon the subsequent approval of Question 3 of the Proposition 
2 1/2 referendum questions as set forth in Article 1 of this 
warrant, or take any other action relative thereto. 



(Not Recommended by the Finance Committee) 



Article 22 To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate and/or 

transfer from other available funds and/or borrow a sum of 
money for the Smith Academy roof replacement as recommended by 
the Capital Improvement Planning Committee, or take any other 
action relative thereto. 

(Recommended by the Finance Committee) 

(Recommended by the Capital Planning Committee) 

Article 23 To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate and/or 

transfer from other available funds and/or borrow a sum of 
money for the Capital Improvement Planning Account for 
purposes recommended or to be recommended by the Capital 
Improvement Planning Committee, or take any other action 
relative thereto. 

(Recommended by the Finance Committee) 

(Recommended by the Capital Planning Committee) 

Article 24 To see if the Town will vote to determine what sums of money 

the Town will raise and appropriate, including appropriations 
from Water and Sewer revenues and from available funds, 
including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, 
funds in Water Available surplus and Sewer Available Surplus, 
to defray the charges and expenses of the Town, including debt 
and interest, to set the salaries for all elected officials in 
accordance with provisions of Chapter 41, Section 108 of the 
General Laws of the Commonwealth, and to provide a Reserve 
Fund for the ensuing year, or take any other action relative 
thereto. 

(Recommended by the Finance Committee) 

Article 25 To see if the Town will vote to hear any and all reports which 

have to do with the welfare of the Town, or take any other 
action relative thereto. 



HATFIELD FY97 OPERATING BUDGET 
MAY 14, 1996 TOWN MEETING 



1 . Moderator 

2. Selectmen's Salaries 
Chairman $3,000 

2 Members $2,175 each 

3. Selectmen's Expense 

4. Administrative Assistant Wages 

5. Administrative Assistant Expense 

6. Accountant's Wages 

7. Accountant's Expense 

8. Auditor of Town Records 

9. Treasurer's Salary 

1 0. Treasurer's Expense 

1 1 . Collector's Salary 

From Water Revenue $3,053 
From Sewer Revenue $2,290 

12. Collector's Expense 

From Water Revenue $500 
From Sewer Revenue $300 

13. Assessors' Salaries 
Chairman $4,580 

2 Members $4,190 each 

14. Assessors' Assistant 

15. Assessors' Expense 

16. Town Clerk's Salary 

17. Town Clerk's Expense 

18. Town Hall Secretarial Staff Wages 

19. Town Hall Staff Expense 

20. Town Counsel 

21. Legal/Professional Expense 

22. Town Officials' Court Account 

23. Update Town Law Books 

24. Election & Registration Wages 

25. Election & Registration Expense 

26. Elector's Salary (Oliver Smith Will) 

27. Planning Board Salaries 
$25.O0/Member/Hearing 

28. Planning Board Expense 

29. Zoning Board of Appeals Salaries 

30. Zoning Board of Appeals Expense 

31. Conservation Commission Expense 

32. Finance Committee Expense 

33. Historical Commission Expense 

34. Public Buildings Maintenance Wages 

35. Public Buildings Maintenance Expense 



FY 1996 


FY 1997 


FY 1997 


Appropriated 


Requested 


Recommended 


80.00 


80.00 


80.00 


7,350.00 


7,350.00 


7,350.00 


4,180.00 


4,180.00 


4,180.00 


29,487.00 


31,044.00 


31,044.00 


900.00 


900.00 


900.00 


12,616.00 


13,282.00 


13,282.00 


2,300.00 


2,900.00 


2,900.00 


5,200.00 


5,500.00 


5,500.00 


19,406.00 


20,376.00 


20,085.00 


8,400.00 


11,550.00 


11,550.00 


21,895.00 


23,208.00 


22,661.00 


8,060.00 


8,060.00 


8,060.00 


12,525.00 


12,960.00 


12,960.00 


24,440.00 


25,300.00 


25,300.00 


14,281.00 


19,465.00 


19,465.00 


11,266.00 


11,830.00 


11,830.00 


2,725.00 


3,675.00 


3,675.00 


50,361.00 


59,093.00 


59,093.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


8,925.00 


9,372.00 


9,372.00 


3,000.00 


3,000.00 


3,000.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


1 ,000.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


3,000.00 


4,100.00 


4,100.00 


1,500.00 


1,800.00 


1,800.00 


25.00 


25.00 


25.00 


750.00 


1,500.00 


1,500.00 


1,960.00 


2,760.00 


2,760.00 


400.00 


375.00 


375.00 


850.00 


875.00 


875.00 


650.00 


650.00 


650.00 


650.00 


750.00 


750.00 


3,000.00 


3,600.00 


3,600.00 


8,637.00 


8,349.00 


8,349.00 


20,658.00 


21,658.00 


21,658.00 



PUBLIC SAFETY 

36. Police Department Salaries 

37. Police Department Expense 

38. Fire Department Salaries 

39. Fire Department Expense 

40. Ambulance Wages 

41. Ambulance Expense 

42. Right To Know Wages 

43. Tree Warden Wages 

44. Tree Warden Expense 

45. Civil Defense Wages 

46. Civil Defense Expense 
47 Dog Officer Wages 

48. Dog Officer Expense 

49. Field Driver and Fence Viewer Wages 

50. Inspection Services Salaries 

51. Inspection Services Expense 

52. Emergency Planning Committee Expense 



HEALTH AND SANITATION 
53. Inspector of Animals and Slaughter 

Sewer Commissioners' Salaries 

Chairman $ 1,120 

2 Members $ 820 each 

From Sewer Revenue 

Sewer Department Wages 

From Sewer Revenue 

Sewer Department Expense 

From Sewer Revenue 

Board of Health Salaries 

Chairman $ 4,000 

2 Members $ 3,000 each 

Board of Health Expense 

Solid Waste & Dump Maintenance Wages 

Solid Waste & Dump Maintenance Expense 



54. 



55. 



56. 



57. 



58. 
59. 
60. 



FY 1996 


FY 1997 


FY 1997 


Appropriated 


Requested 


Recommended 


85,100.00 


74,668.00 


74,668.00 


17,725.00 


18,923.00 


18,923.00 


19,000.00 


20,480.00 


20,480.00 


26,000.00 


28,950.00 


28,950.00 


10,265.00 


10,625.00 


10,625.00 


9,000.00 


10,500.00 


10,500.00 


500.00 


500.00 


500.00 


1,400.00 


1,450.00 


1,450.00 


1 0,000.00 


10,000.00 


10,000.00 


500.00 


500.00 


500.00 


680.00 


680.00 


680.00 


800.00 


800.00 


800.00 


700.00 


700.00 


700.00 


175.00 


175.00 


175.00 


21,300.00 


25,729.00 


25,729.00 


1,500.00 


2,400.00 


2,400.00 


1,120.00 


1,120.00 


1,120.00 


700.00 


700.00 


700.00 


2,670.00 


2,760.00 


2,760.00 



70,105.00 
92,400.00 
10,000.00 



11,200.00 
23,040.00 
53,550.00 



73,146.00 
93,175.00 
10,000.00 



1 1 ,200.00 
23,846.00 
53,650.00 



73,146.00 
93,175.00 
10,000.00 



11,200.00 
23,846.00 
53,650.00 



HIGHWAYS AND ROADS 

61. Highway Department Wages 

62. Highway Department Overtime 

63. Highway Department Operating Expense 

64. Streetlights 



167,817.00 
10,000.00 

119,615.00 
23,511.00 



169,544.00 
10,000.00 

119,615.00 
23,700.00 



169,544.00 
10,000.00 

119,615.00 
23,700.00 



VETERANS' SERVICES 

65. Veterans' Services Salaries 

66. Veterans' Services Expense 

67. Memorial Day Parade 

EDUCATIONAL SERVICES 

68. Schools 

69. Vocational Tuition & Transportation 

70. Library Wages 

71. Library Expense 

SPECIAL SERVICES 

72. Council on Aging Wages 

73. Council on Aging Expense 

74. Transportation of Elderly Wages 

75. Transportation of Elderly Expense 

76. Recreation Wages 

77. Recreation Expense 

78. Cultural Council Expense 

79. Computer Software Support & Supply 

80. Office Supplies and Equipment 

81 . Print/Deliver Town Reports 

82. Finance Committee Reserve Fund 

MISCELLANEOUS AND UNCLASSIFIED 

83. Bind Town Records 

84. Insurance 

85. Chapter 32B Insurance 

86. Social Security Tax 

87. Town Clock Maintenance 



FY 1996 


FY 1997 


FY 1997 


Appropriated 


Requested 


Recommended 


450.00 


450.00 


450.00 


3,050.00 


3,050.00 


3,050.00 


1 ,800.00 


1,800.00 


1,800.00 


2,280,000.00 


2,428,200.00 


2,428,200.00 


149,080.00 


195,080.00 


195,080.00 


25,349.00 


29,999.00 


29,999.00 


16,327.00 


17,550.00 


17,550.00 


12,300.00 


12,731.00 


12,731.00 


1,150.00 


1,150.00 


1,150.00 


7,150.00 


8,446.00 


8,446.00 


2,500.00 


2,800.00 


2,800.00 


2,250.00 


2,250.00 


2,250.00 


4,950.00 


5,075.00 


5,075.00 


25.00 


25.00 


25.00 


3,500.00 


3,500.00 


3,500.00 


12,046.00 


3,600.00 


3,600.00 


2,000.00 


2,190.00 


2,190.00 


40,000.00 


50,000.00 


50,000.00 


900.00 







84,000.00 


84,000.00 


84,000.00 


125,000.00 


130,000.00 


130,000.00 


17,700.00 


19,250.00 


19,250.00 


630.00 


630.00 


630.00 



ENTERPRISE SERVICES 

88. Water Commissioners' Salaries 
Chairman $ 1,120 

2 Members $ 820 each 
From Water Revenue 

89. Water Department Wages 
From Water Revenue 

90. Water Department Expense 
From Water Revenue 

91. Cemetery Expense 



2,670.00 

44,340.00 

80,990.00 

5,750.00 



2,760.00 

75,369.00 

105,990.00 

5,950.00 



2,760.00 

75,369.00 

105,990.00 

5,950.00 



INTEREST AND MATURING DEBT 

92. Interest Probable 

From Water Available Surplus: $90,860 

93. School Loan - Principal 

94. School Loan - Interest 

95. Water Line Loan - Principal (From Water Revenue) 

96. Water Line Loan - Interest (From Water Revenue) 

97. Water Filt Plan Bd - Princ (From Water Avail Surp) 

98. Water Filt Plan Bd - Int (From Water Avail Surp) 

99. Sewer Construction Loan - Principal 

1 00. Sewer Construction Loan - Interest 

101. Sewer Line Extension (N Htfd Rd) Loan - Principal 

102. Sewer Line Extension (N Htfd Rd) Loan - Interest 

103. Municipal Purpose Loan - Principal 

Ambulance Building (From Ambulance Surplus) 
Assessors' Maps 

104. Municipal Purpose Loan - Interest 

105. Smith Academy Roof Design Loan - Principal 



FY 1996 

Appropriated 

70,000.00 

160,000.00 

37,200.00 

50,000.00 

2,463.14 

35,000.00 

4,200.00 

110,000.00 

32,670.00 

23,500.00 



FY 1997 
Requested 

116,045.00 

160,000.00 
27,280.00 



65,000.00 
2,632.50 
110,000.00 
25,410.00 
15,000.00 
11,750.00 

28,400.00 

37,500.00 

8,077.35 

30,000.00 



FY 1997 

Recommended 

116,045.00 

160,000.00 
27,280.00 



65,000.00 
2,632.50 
110,000.00 
25,410.00 
15,000.00 
11,750.00 

28,400.00 

37,500.00 

8,077.35 

30,000.00 



TOTALS 



4,532,790.14 



4,950,042.85 



4,949,204.85 



ANNUAL REPORT 

TOWN OF HATFIELD 

FOR THE YEAR 



1995 




An art contest was held at Smith Academy and Breor Elementary to provide drawings for the 1995 Annual Town Report. A grant 
was approved through the Cultural Council to provide prizes for the students art work. 

The art work was displayed in the Council on Aging Dining Center for the citizens of Hatfield to choose the winners. 

FRONT COVER Grand Prize Devon Vachula 

Devon Vachula 
Jim Maquire 

Brad Smith 
Kara Merz 

Rebecca Williams 
Lauren M. Weybrew 

We appreciate the effort that all participants gave to this contest. We are looking forward to displaying the art work of many more 
students in the years to come. 

TOWN REPORT PREPARATION Teresa Hudock 

Printed by Athol Press, Inc., Athol, MA. 01331 



SENIOR HIGH 


1st Place 




2nd Place 


JUNIOR HIGH 


1st Place 




2nd Place 


ELEMENTARY 


1st Place 




2nd Place 



TOWN OF HATFIELD 
MASSACHUSETTS 

INCORPORATED 1670 

AREA ELEVATION POPULATION 

9,300 Acres 1 32 Feet at Main St. 3,449 

STATE SENATOR 

Franklin-Hampshire District 

Stanley Rosenberg 

State House Room 413, Boston, MA 02133 

(617)722-1532 

REPRESENTATIVES IN GENERAL COURT 

First Hampshire District 

William P. Nagle, Jr. 
State House, Room 146 

Boston, MA 02133 

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS 

First Congressional District 

John W. Olver 

1323 Longworth House Office Building 

Washington, D.C. 20515 

Local Office 

187 High Street 

Holyoke Mass. 01040 

(413) 532-7010 

SENATORS IN CONGRESS 

Edward M. Kennedy 

SR-113 Russel Senate Office Building 

Washington, DC 20510 

John F. Kerry 

SR-166 Russel Senate Office Building 

Washintgton, D.C. 20510 




DEDICATION 

Mary Brennan 

The Town of Hatfield proudly dedicates its 1995 Annual Report to a member of the community who has labored tirelessly to 
improve the lives of others. Mary Brennan has demonstrated sincere dedication to the senior citizens of Hatfield and has been a strong 
advocate for the needs of the elderly for over nine years. In 1 994, Mrs. Brennan received the Silver Dove Award from Governor Weld 
in Boston for her efforts as a "Devoted and Outstanding Volunteer to Elders". 

Mrs. Brennan 's career in helping others started in 1947 when she graduated from the Cooley Dickinson Hospital School of 
Nursing. She held many positions throughout her 40 years there, retiring as Supervisor of Obstetrics in 1987. Her retirement from 
nursing marked the beginning of her work with the Council on Aging. Mrs. Brennan has been the Chairwoman of the C.O.A. Board 
of Directors ever since, demonstrating her skills in communication, organization, leadership, and perseverance. She also serves on the 
Highland Valley Elder Services Board of Directors. In the past, Mrs. Brennan has served on the HVES Finance Committee and also 
on their Advisory Committee. She has served Hatfield on the American Disabilities Act Committee, and on various committees for St. 
Joseph's Church. 

We offer this dedication as our thanks to Mrs. Brennan, along with our sincere hope that she has many years of health and 
happiness. 



IN MEMORIAM 

This Town Report is dedicated in thoughtful memory of Joseph V. Porada, Sr. for his many years of service to the Town of Hatfield. 
Through the years he served as a member of the Hatfield Board of Selectment Housing Authority, and Finance Committee. 

When he wasn't gardening or tending to his orchards, he enjoyed traveling and dining throughout the region. As a businessman 
Joe was astute and well-known in the tobacco industry. Many of Joe's friendships were founded and nurtured at the Three County Fair, 
where annually he was responsible for maintaining the track. 

Joe will live on in the memories of his family and friends and in the records of the Town of Hatfield. 




The Athenian Oath 

We will never bring disgrace to this our town, by any act of 
dishonesty or cowardice, nor ever desert our suffering comrades 
in the ranks; we will fight for the ideals and sacred things of the 
town, both alone and with many; we will revere and obey the 
town 's laws and do our best to incite a like respect in those above 
us who are prone to annul or set them at naught; we will strive 
unceasingly to quicken the public's sense of civic duty, thus in all 
these ways we will transmit this town not only less, but greater 
and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us. 



TOWN OFFICERS FOR PERIOD ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1995 

(Numbers in parentheses indicate year term expires) 



ELECTED 



MODERATOR 

Gordon A. Woodward Jr. (1996) 

BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

George G. Zgrodnik Jr.,(1998) 
Dorothy A. Smarz ( 1996) 
Thomas J. Hurley (1997) 

TOWN CLERK/TREASURER 

G. Louise Slysz (1996) 

TOWN COLLECTOR 

Joanne Porada (1996) 

BOARD OF ASSESSORS 

Richard E. Dwight (1997) 
Edward H Wiediger (1996) 
Alexander W. Ciszewski (1998) 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

Patrick J. Gaughan ( 1998) 
Mary B. Williams (1997) 
Halina W.Wilkes (1996) 
Maureen Ryan-Wise (1997) 
Mark Vachula (1996) 

WATER COMMISSIONERS 

Thomas G. Berniche (1996) 
Christopher F. Miller (1997) 
William P. Korza( 1998) 

LIBRARY TRUSTEES 

Kathleen F. Winters (1998) 
Leslie H. Button (1996) 
Jane A. Scavotto (1997) 

ELECTOR, OLIVER SMITH WILL 

Henry P. Betsold ( 1996) 

CEMETERY COMMISSIONERS 

A. Cory Bardwell (1998) 
Edward S. Kowalski (1997) 
William Podmayer (1996) 

TREE WARDEN 

Brent D. Higgins ( 1996) 
SEWER COMMISSIONERS 

Frederick J. Dzialo ( 1996) 
Anthony J. Gillespie (1997) 
William P. Korza ( 1998) 



BOARD OF HEALTH 

William E. Pashek ( 1996) 
Stanley J. Sliwoski ( 1997) 
A. Cory Bardwell (1998) 

PLANNING BOARD 

A. Cory Bardwell (1996) 
Edward D. Molloy ( 1998) 
E. Lary Grossman (1999) 
Robert T. Bartlett (2000) 
Daniel Barry (1997) 

HOUSING AUTHORITY 

Mary A. Smith (1997) 
Michael J. McGrath (2000) 
Joseph A. Szych( 1998) 
Raymond W. Thomas (1996) 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER 

Sean M.Barry (1997) 

***APPOINTED BY SELECTMEN*** 

AMBULANCE 

(Yearly) 

Theodore E. Celatka, Jr. Mgr. 

Richard McBroom, Asst. Mgr 

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES COMMISSION 

Stanley Sadowski 
Joseph Laval lee 
William Korza 
Dorothy Smarz 
Mary McGreevy 

CABLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

Leslie H. Button 
Patrick Gaughan 
E. Lary Grossman 

CULTURAL COUNCIL 

(3 -year Term) 
Melissa Green 
Karen Bardwell( 1997) 
Connie Pogue 
Susan McGlew (1997) 
BrendaBolduc(1996) 
Virginia Orson (1997) 



BOARD OF REGISTRARS 

(3-Year Term) 
Mildred Z. Osley (1996) 
Helen H. Bardwell (1997) 
Ruth Kuchyt (1998) 
G. Louise Slysz, Clerk 

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT 
PLANNING COMM. 

William Hurley 
Mark Vachula 
Robert Bartlett 
Thomas Hurley 
Steven Bernson 

CIVIL DEFENSE DIRECTOR 

(Yearly) 

Robert J. Osepowicz 

COMPUTER COMMITTEE 

(Yearly) 

Charles Kellogg 
G. Louise Slysz 

CONSERVATION COMMISSION 

(3-Year Term) 
Gordon O. Williams (1997) 
A. Cory Bardwell (1998) 
Virginia Y Orson (1998) 
ThaddeusL. Kabat(1996) 
Paul Davis (1997) 
Stanley Sliwoski (1996) 
Christopher Brennan (1997) 

COUNCIL ON AGING 

(3-Year Term) 
William Podmayer (1998) 
Henry P. Betsold( 1996) 
Worth Noyes (1997) 
Mary Brennan (1996) 
Laura Schilling (1997) 

DOG OFFICER 

(Yearly) 
Ronald Lavallee 

EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE 

(Yearly) 
Richard Drury 
Theodore E. Celatka, Jr. 
William Belden 
Thomas O. Hart 
Thomas J. Hurley 
Robert J. Osepowicz 
David Hurley 
Jan Adamski 



Greg Gagnon 
William Metzger 
Mary Jane Bacon 
Stanley Sliwoski 
Richard McBroom 

ENERGY COORDINATOR 

(Yearly) 

FEELD DRIVER & FENCE VIEWER 

(Yearly) 
Ronald Lavallee 

HEALTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

David Keir 

Lois Siegel 

Lewis Wendolowski, Jr. 

Thomas Hurley 

Louise Slysz 

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT 

(Yearly) 
Christopher Miller 

HILLTOWN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 
COOPERATIVE 

A. Cory Bardwell (1996) 
William E.Pashek( 1996) 

HISTORICAL COMMISSION 

(3-Year Term) 
Mary Lou Cutter (1997) 
Diana M. Higgins ( 1997) 
George H. Ashley m (1998) 
Kathleen Z. Grandonico (1996) 
Thomas Prew (1996) 

INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION 

(5-Year Term) 
Albert M. Omasta ( 1998) 
Daniel Barry (1999) 
Robert Gates (1997) 
Rene Venne (1996) 

INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT 
FINANCING AUTHORITY 

(5-Year Term) 
James Lavallee (1998) 
G.Louise Slysz (1999) 
Ronald Smiarowski (2000) 
David I. Dulong( 1996) 
Edward J. Kuchyt (1997) 



INSPECTION SERVICES 

(Yearly) 

Inspector of Buildings 

Stanley Sadowski 
Asst. Inspector of Buildings 

Stanley Szewczyk 
Electrical Inspector 
(2 Year Term) 

Stanley Symanski (1997) 
Asst. Electrical Inspector 

David Lizek (1997) 
Gas Inspector ( 1 Year) 

Walter Geryk (1996) 
Plumbing Inspector 

Walter Geryk (1996) 
Asst. Plumbing Inspector 

John Dyer (1996) 

INSPECTOR OF ANIMALS AND 
SLAUGHTER 

(Yearly) 
William J. Shea 

JOINT TRANSPORTATION COMM. 
FOR PIONEER VALLEY REGION 

(Yearly) 
Christopher Miller 

KEEPER OF DEER 

(Yearly) 

David M. Hurley 

Christopher Miller, Alternate 



PUBLIC WEIGHERS 

(Yearly) 
Todd McCoy 
Paul Trombley 

RECREATION COMMISSION 

(3-Year Term) 
Bruce G.Brown (1996) 
Robert Shea (1998) 
Mark Wickles (1997) 
Karen Zerneri (1996) 
Richard Strong (1998) 

RIGHT-TO-KNOW COORDINATOR 

(Yearly) 

Robert Osepowicz 

TOWN ACCOUNTANT 

(3-Year Term) 

Robert F.Miller (1996) 

VETERANS' COMMEMORATIVE COMM. 

(Yearly) 

Henry P. Betsold 
Kenneth E. Balise 
Edmund E. Jaworski, Jr. 
Donald A. Lavigne 
Bryan O. Nicholas 

VETERANS' AGENT 

(Yearly) 

Richard Burrington 



OPEN SPACE PLANNING COMM. 

(Yearly) 
Terry A. Blunt 
Joan E. Cocks 
Dennis Morin 
Dawn B. Otello-Morin 

PROPERTY COMMITTEE 

(Yearly) 
Eugene Proulx 
Frederick Dzialo 
Robert T. Bartlett 

PUBLIC SAFETY COMPLEX COMM. 

Robert Osepowicz 
Jonathan Bardwell 
Ted Celatka 
David Hurley 
Eugene Proulx 
Norman Campbell 



WELFARE CHAIRMAN 

(Yearly) 

George G. Zgrodnik, Jr. 

WESTERN VALLEY WATER 
PROTECTION COMM. 

(Yearly) 

Paul Davis 

A. Cory Bardwell 

Christopher Miller 

WOOD SURVEYOR 

(Yearly) 

Bernard W. Donnis 

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 

(5-Year Term) 

Thaddeus L. Kabat (2000) 

Giles F.Desmond (1998) 

Bryan Nicholas (1999) 

Alt. Kenneth R. Balise (1996) 

Alt. Lawrence Stoddard (1997) 



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♦♦♦APPOINTED BY M ODERATOR w 

FINANCE COMMITTEE 
(3-Year Term) 
Steven Bemson (1998) 
Vamum Abbott (1997) 
C. Gregory Winters (1997) 
Paul Labbee (1996) 
Paul Dostal (1996) 

♦♦♦EMERGENCY SERVICES PERSONNEL^ 

AMBULANCE SERVICE 

Theodore Celatka, Jr., Manager 

Richard McBroom, Asst. Manager 

James Crepeau 

James Gagnon 

Barrett Rogaleski 

Worth Noyes 

Gregory Gagnon 

Jeffery Suriano 

Cessie Pelis 

Gregory E. Weeks 

Darryl L. Williams 

Susan Breen-Pomeroy 

FIRE DEPARTMENT OFFICERS 

Chief Robert Oseposicz 
William A. Belden, Deputy Chief 
John T. Pease, Deputy Chief 
Capt. Ronald R. Lavallee 
Capt. Jonathan Bardwell 
Lt. Matthew S. Reopel 
Lt. Edwin McGlew ID 



FIRE FIGHTERS 

Jan J. Adamski 
Nikolas Adamski 
Garrett Barry 
Paul Bielunis 
Robert Celatka 
Theodore Celatkajr. 
Gresgon Chase 
James Crepeau 
Gregory Dibrindisi 
Gregory Gagnon 
Timothy M. Houle 
Worth H. Noyes 
R. Scott Pomeroy 
James Purcell 
Barrett Rogaleski 
Thomas Sadowski 
Richard Shea 
Robert Shea 

POLICE STAFF 

Chief David M. Hurley 
Sgt. Gregory E. Weeks 
Sgt. Paul S. Jagodzinski 

POLICE OFFICERS 

Michael Holhut 
William F. Boyle 
Karl Sokol 
Tracy Klepacki 
Thomas Osley 
Daniel Warner 
Matthew Barstow 
John Vey 



POLICE COMMISSIONERS 

(Selectmen) 
George G. Zgrodnik, Jr. 
Dorothy A. Smarz 
Thomas J. Hurley 




HATFIELD BOARD OF SELECTMEN : L-R Dorothy A. Smarz; 

Thomas J. Hurley, & George G. Zgrodnik Jr., Chairman 

(Photo Courtesy of Gordon Daniels) 

BOARD OF SELECTMEN 



The Selectmen were busy in FY95 adapting to and plan- 
ning for the increasing demands placed on Town Government. 

Our state legislature was consistently and aggressively 
urged to support funding of legislation to assist municipalities 
in the construction of public safety complexes. The Board re- 
ceived funding from Town Meeting to pursue plans for a future 
Hatfield Public Safety Complex. In the meantime the need of 
our ambulance service to purchase a new ambulance required us 
to authorize the design and request the funds for the construc- 
tion of a facility to house the new vehicle. Completion of this 
two bay structure with office space and additional storage ca- 
pacity will be completed in FY96. 

Concern about the integrity of records within the Asses- 
sors Office precipitated several meetings of this Board with the 
Assessors and representatives of the Department of Revenue. 
The Selectmen contracted with a consultant to assist the Asses- 
sors in developing specifications for a town-wide remapping 
project. Space and clerical assistance were other concerns of 
the Board of Assessors. The Selectmen requested funding for 
additional secretarial support from the pool to provide the As- 
sessors half-time clerical assistance. This additional position 
will also be utilized to expand support for other Town boards 
and departments. 

Modifications to Memorial Town Hall were also under- 
taken to address the changing demands on government and the 
needs of our residents. Additional office space will be constructed 
in the gym to accommodate the needs of the Assessors. Unisex 
handicapped bathroom facilities will be constructed in the base- 
ment of the town hall. This location will best serve the needs of 



the Council on Aging and their daily lunch program. Both 
projects will be completed in FY96. 

A pick-up truck with a plow and a new lawnmower were 
purchased to support the responsibilities of the Highway De- 
partment. The new lawnmower will allow for consolidation of 
the maintenance of all Town property, including schools, under 
the jurisdiction of the Highway Department. 

Special recognition goes to the secretarial pool, which due 
to unfortunate and unforeseen circumstances was called upon to 
expand the scope of their services to cover for temporary vacan- 
cies caused by illnesses. The permanent staff and the substitutes 
were able to maintain the high level of service the residents of 
Hatfield have come to expect of them. 

The glorious highlight of the year was the town-wide cel- 
ebration of Hatfield's 325th anniversary. The 325th Committee 
deserves the thanks of all residents and the knowledge that they 
have established high standards to be maintained by the 350th 
Anniversary Committee. 

The Board of Selectmen thanks all Town officials and em- 
ployees for their assistance to this Board as well as the outstand- 
ing manner with which they perform their responsibilities to the 
residents of the Town of Hatfield. 

Respectfully submitted, 

George Zgrodnik, Chairman 
Thomas Hurley 
Dorothy Smarz 



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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT 



My first year as Administrative assistant has been an ex- 
citing odyssey of making new relationships, listening to new 
ideas, learning new ways, and putting it all together to best serve 
the policies of the Board of Selectmen. 

In November, 1994, a fire of severe financial consequence 
struck Smith Academy. With the cooperation of school person- 
nel and our insurance adjuster many hours have been devoted to 
determining financial loss and coordinating replacement ex- 
penses with reimbursement proceeds to insure negligible cash 
flow impact on the Town. 



Expenses related to the North Hatfield Road sewer exten- 
sion and the reconstruction of Plain Road were reviewed. This 
office requested financial assistance and an additional 
$215,000.00 was rewarded to us from EOCD as an amendment 
to our CD AG grant to support the sewer extension. Overcharges 
were discovered in the bills from B&M Railroad totaling 
$23,000.00. These errors were corrected and resulted in a total 
financial obligation to the Town of $152,000.00 for the recon- 
struction of the railroad crossing on Plain Road. Again financial 
support was requested and received with an increase of 
$152,000.00 to the Town's PWED grant. 



This spirit of cooperation between departments continued 
into the budget process. Dr. William Contreras, Superintendent 
of Schools and I regularly met to develop a consensus regarding 
the application of the formula in determining in-kind services as 
defined by Chapter 70, the education reform law. Contributors 
at these meetings included our Town Auditor, and representa- 
tives from the Finance Committee, School Committee, and the 
Department of Revenue. All parties accepted a method of deter- 
mining the costs of these services that was fair and consistent 
and contributed to a proposed school budget that met with wide- 
spread support. 

This office completed a wage and salary survey for FY96. 
Data was collected from municipalities throughout the Common- 
wealth. All Town employees excluding school were asked to 
complete a position review questionnaire. This information al- 
lowed the Selectmen to identify average wages for town posi- 
tions and adjust through the budget process or when vacancies 
occur. An ongoing part of this process includes reviewing the 
current personnel policy. Policies from other towns continue to 
be reviewed with ongoing input from the Selectmen and the 
town's employees. 



With the assistance of the Town Accountant, the Town's 
procurement policy was reviewed and presented to department 
heads. With financial assistance from EOCD's Peer-to-Peer 
program Dennis Daly, Purchasing Agent for the City of Salem 
was contracted to hold a workshop on Massachusetts General 
Law, Chapter 30B for employees and officials. The intent of the 
law and the Town's procurement policy are to insure competi- 
tion which will result in lower costs for services and supplies. 

A year long review of our workers compensation carrier 
has shown questionable charges and assessments on our bills. 
An audit of the previous three years premiums shows the same 
"erroneous" charges. With the support of the Selectmen and the 
assistance of Representative Nagle's office we are pursuing our 
position that erroneous assessments continue to occur and a re- 
fund is due the Town in excess of $5,000.00. 

I will continue to serve this position under the direction of 
the Board of Selectmen and pursue the delivery of the highest 
level of services to the residents of the Town of Hatfield at the 
lowest possible costs. Thank you to all of the Town's officials, 
employees, and residents who helped to make this year so pro- 
fessionally and personally rewarding. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Mary Couture-Burgess 
Administrative Assistant 



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TOWN ACCOUNTANT 

General Fund 
Balance Sheet 
June 30,1995 



ASSETS 



Cash and Investments 

Accounts Receivable: 

Real Estate Taxes 

Levy 1995 

Levy 1994 

Levy 1993 
Rollback Taxes. .6 1 A 
Personal Property Taxes: 

Levy 1995 

Levy 1994 

Levy 1993 

Levy 1992 & Prior 
Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes: 

Levy 1995 

Levy 1994 

Levy 1993 

Levy 1992 

Levy 1991 

Levy 1990 & Prior 



1,037,297.00 
65,199.00 
25.604.00 



85,492.00 

845.00 

756.00 

6.226.00 

17,834.00 
3,344.00 
2,139.00 
1,325.00 
1,386.00 
6,398.00 



53,176.00 



1,128,100.00 
68,460.00 



93,319.00 



32,426.00 



Tax Liens 
Tax Foreclosures 
Farm Animals 
Deputy Fees 



47,076.00 

1,064.00 

1,433.00 

279.00 



Less: Allowance for Uncollectibles 



(147,369.00) 



Total Assets 



1,277,964.00 



Liabilities 

Deferred Revenue: 
Property Taxes 
Motor Vehicle Excise 
Farm Animals 
Tax Liens/Foreclosures 

Warrants Payable 

Bid Deposits 

Fund Equity 

Reserved For Encumbrances 
Reserved for Over/Under Estimates 
Unreserved, Undesignated 

Total Liability and Fund 



LIABILITIES AND FUND EQUITY 



1,142,510.00 

32,426.00 

1,433.00 

48,140.00 



425,736.00 

(12,192.00) 

(422,516.00) 



1,244,509.00 

62,117.00 

310.00 



(8.972.00) 



1,277,964.00 



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Cash 

Receivables: 

Ambulance 

Water 

Sewer 

State Aid to Highway 

Total Assets 



SPECIAL REVENUE 

Balance Sheet 
June 30, 1995 

ASSETS 



30,065.00 

30,597.00 

15,795.00 

376.733.00 



725,038.00 



453,190.00 



1,178,228.00 



LIABILITIES AND FUND EQUITY 



Liabilities 

Deferred Revenue: 

Ambulance 

Water 

Sewer 

State Aid to Highway 
Warrants Payable 

Total Liabilities 

Fund Equity 

Reserved for Encumbrances 
Unreserved: 

Revolving Funds - General 

Revolving Funds - School 

School Grants/Funds 

Emergency Planning Committee 

Library Gift/Funds 

Highway Funds/PWED Grant 

Special Elder Grant/Funds 

Arts Lottery 

Police - DARE 

Ambulance Surplus 

Water Surplus 

Sewer Surplus 

Insurance Claim - Smith Academy 

Total Fund Equity 
Total Liabilities & Fund Equity 



30,065.00 

30,597.00 

15,795.00 

376,733.00 



148,401.00 

3,746.00 

19,720.00 

1,498.00 

281.00 

12,674.00 

(147,071.00) 

3,446.00 

1,014.00 

11,110.00 

80,093.00 

349,145.00 

229,595.00 

6,168.00 



453,190.00 
5,218.00 

458,408.00 



719,820.00 



1,178,228.00 



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LONG TERM DEBT 

BALANCE SHEET 
June 30, 1995 

ASSETS 

Amount to be Provided for Payment of Debt 1 ,750.000.00 

LIABILITIES 

Bond Indebtedness: 

School Loan - Jr/Sr. High 600,000.00 

Sewer Loan - Facility/Orig. Loan 550,000.00 

Sewer Loan N. Hatfield Rd. Ext. 450,000.00 

Sewer Loans 150,000.00 

Total Liabilities 1,750,000.00 

TRUST AND AGENCY FUNDS 

BALANCE SHEET 

June 30, 1995 

ASSETS 

Cash 404,094.00 

LIABILITY AND FUND EQUITY 

(2,617.00) 



Liabilities 




Employee Withholdings 




Fund Equity 




Michael Slysz Memorial 


6,379.00 


Graduation Awards 


55,519.00 


Stabilization 


177,411.00 


Unemployment 


20,276.00 


Ambulance 


43,374.00 


Maude Boli Trust 


46,590.00 


Cemetery Perpetual Care 


57,162.00 


Total Liability & Fund Equity 




Respectfully submitted, 




Robert F. Miller 




Town Accountant 





406,711.00 
404,094.00 



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TOWN ACCOUNTANT 

ACTIVITY ON TOWN MEETING ARTICLES 



Plans Safety Facilities 

Pioneer Valley Planning - Dues 

Hilltown Resource Management 

Funds for 325th Anniversary 

Town Clerks Records Restoration 

New Voting Machines 

Fire Department Equipment 

Part Time Consultant - School 

Special Needs Student Placement 

General Maintenance - School 

HVAC System Repair - School 

Breor School - Fire Alarm/Intercom 

Chemical Storage Equipment - School 

Lunch Tables - Breor 

Safety Equipment - Breor 

School Computers 

School Energy Improve 

New Sander - Highway 

New Pickup/Plow 

New Lawn Mower - Highway 

Sewer Extension - N. Hatfield Rd. 

Purchase Lots - Cemetery 

Back Stop - Recreation 

County Group Health 

County Retirement Assessment 

Revaluation 1995 

Purchase Property Route 5 

Consultant FY95 Revaluation 

New Heating System 

Fire Dept. Protective Equipment 

Purchase Gear Drive 

Water Filtration Facility-Engineer 

Running Gutter Grook Engineer 

Depot Road Water Project 

Purchase Holich Property 

Legal Fees - Assessors 

Main Water Line Replacement 

Survey Water Services 

Landfill Closing Activity 

Fire Truck Loan and Interest 

Refund Entertainment License Fee 

Tax Title Fund 

North Street Sewer Project 

New Water Main Transmission Main 

Highway Chapter 90 - FY92 

Hepatitis-B Vaccine Shots 





Carried 


Total 


New in 


Forward 


Spent/Reverted 


FY'95 


From Prior Yr. 


FY'95 


5,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


478.00 


0.00 


478.00 


10,826.00 


0.00 


10,826.00 


6,500.00 


0.00 


0.00 


5,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


7,500.00 


0.00 


0.00 


27,500.00 


0.00 


0.00 


4,000.00 


0.00 


4,000.00 


37,000.00 


0.00 


34,635.00 


2,800.00 


0.00 


2,800.00 


4,400.00 


0.00 


4,360.00 


25,000.00 


0.00 


24,950.00 


1,000.00 


0.00 


1,000.00 


3,000.00 


0.00 


2,784.00 


16,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


22,400.00 


0.00 


0.00 


41,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


12,759.00 


0.00 


12,534.00 


22,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


33,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


1,100,000.00 


0.00 


1,050,001.00 


3,500.00 


0.00 


800.00 


2,000.00 


0.00 


1,719.00 


20,043.00 


0.00 


0.00 


92,388.00 


0.00 


92,388.00 


5,000.00 


80,576.00 


82,273.00 


0.00 


12,000.00 


12,000.00 


0.00 


8,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


34,744.00 


34,744.00 


0.00 


7,537.00 


300.00 


0.00 


1,152.00 


0.00 


0.00 


5,000.00 


5,000.00 


0.00 


12,545.00 


474.00 


0.00 


18,288.00 


0.00 


0.00 


46,750.00 


46,750.00 


0.00 


5,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


40,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


4,288.00 


0.00 


0.00 


5,437.00 


3,945.00 


0.00 


26,900.00 


26,900.00 


0.00 


200.00 


0.00 


0.00 


3,001.00 


0.00 


0.00 


16,231.00 


0.00 


0.00 


170.00 


0.00 


0.00 


15,000.00 


15,000.00 


0.00 


5,146.00 


535.00 



1,510,094.00 



347,965.00 



1,471,196.00 



Carried 
Forward 
To FY'96 

5,000.00 

0.00 

0.00 

6,500.00 

5,000.00 

7,500.00 

27,500.00 

0.00 

2,365.00 

0.00 

40.00 

50.00 

0.00 

216.00 

16,000.00 

22,400.00 

41,000.00 

225.00 

22,000.00 

33,000.00 

49,999.00 

2,700.00 

281.00 

20,043.00 

0.00 

3,303.00 

0.00 

8,000.00 

0.00 

7,237.00 

1,152.00 

0.00 

12,071.00 

18,288.00 

0.00 

5,000.00 

40,000.00 

4,288.00 

1,492.00 

0.00 

200.00 

3,001.00 

16,231.00 

170.00 

0.00 

4,611.00 



386,863.00 



Respectfully submitted, 

Robert F. Miller 
Town Accountant 



15 



APPROPRIATION TABLE 

July 1, 1994 to June 30, 1995 



Departmental 


Original 


Additions 


Total 


Total Spent 


Balance 




Appropriation 


Transfer 


Available 


Encumbered 


Reverted 


Moderator 


80.00 


0.00 


80.00 


80.00 


0.00 


Selectmen's Salaries 


7,350.00 


0.00 


7,350.00 


7,350.00 


0.00 


Selectmen's Expense 


3,680.00 


896.00 


4,576.00 


4,576.00 


0.00 


Administrative Asst. Wages 


28,000.00 


0.00 


28,000.00 


24,936.00 


3,064.00 


Administrative Asst. Expenses 


900.00 


0.00 


900.00 


345.00 


555.00 


Accountant's Salary 


11,980.00 


114.00 


12,094.00 


12,094.00 


0.00 


Accountant's Expenses 


2,600.00 


0.00 


2,600.00 


2,082.00 


518.00 


Audit of Town Records 


5,200.00 


0.00 


5,200.00 


5,200.00 


0.00 


Treasurer's Salary 


18,750.00 


0.00 


18,750.00 


18,750.00 


0.00 


Treasurer's 


7,180.00 


474.00 


7,654.00 


7,654.00 


0.00 


Collector's Salary 


21,155.00 


0.00 


21,155.00 


21,500.00 


0.00 


Collector's Expense 


7,760.00 


0.00 


7,760.00 


7,485.00 


275.00 


Assessors' Salaries 


12,095.00 


0.00 


12,095.00 


12,095.00 


0.00 


Assessors' Expense 


7,546.00 


600.00 


8,146.00 


8,146.00 


0.00 


Assessors' Assistant 


23,611.00 


223.00 


23,834.00 


23,834.00 


0.00 


Town Clerk's Salary 


10,885.00 


0.00 


10,885.00 


10,885.00 


0.00 


Town Clerks 


1,495.00 


64.00 


1,559.00 


1,559.00 


0.00 


Municipal Staff Wages 


31,050.00 


3,433.00 


34,483.00 


34,483.00 


0.00 


Municipal Staff Expense 


110.00 


0.00 


110.00 


0.00 


110.00 


Town Counsel 


8,500.00 


0.00 


8,500.00 


8,500.00 


0.00 


Legal/Profess. Expense 


3,000.00 


839.00 


3,839.00 


3,839.00 


0.00 


Town Officials Court Acct. 


1,000.00 


0.00 


1,000.00 


0.00 


1,000.00 


Up Date Town Lawbooks 


1,000.00 


0.00 


1,000.00 


827.00 


173.00 


Election & Registration Wages 


5,500.00 


131.00 


5,631.00 


5,631.00 


0.00 


Election & Registration Expense 


450.00 


584.00 


1,034.00 


1,034.00 


0.00 


Elector's Salary-Oliver Smith 


25.00 


0.00 


25.00 


25.00 


0.00 


Planning Board Salaries 


500.00 


0.00 


500.00 


350.00 


150.00 


Planning Board Expense 


1,950.00 


0.00 


1,950.00 


1,107.00 


843.00 


Zoning Board Appeals Salary 


400.00 


0.00 


400.00 


375.00 


25.00 


Zoning Board Appeals Expense 


850.00 


0.00 


850.00 


414.00 


436.00 


Conservation Commission Expense 


650.00 


0.00 


650.00 


266.00 


384.00 


Finance Committee Expense 


550.00 


0.00 


550.00 


415.00 


135.00 


Historical Comm. Expense 


3,000.00 


0.00 


3,000.00 


2,731.00 


269.00 


Public Bldg. Maint. Wages 


8,729.00 


0.00 


8,729.00 


7,456.00 


1,273.00 


Public Bldg. Maint. Expense 


15,758.00 


986.00 


16,744.00 


16,744.00 


0.00 


Police Dept. Sal. & Wage 


64,658.00 


0.00 


64,658.00 


58,884.00 


5,774.00 


Police Dept. Expense 


20,450.00 


0.00 


20,450.00 


16,674.00 


2,776.00 


Fire Dept. Sal & Wage 


13,770.00 


4,401.00 


18,171.00 


18,171.00 


0.00 


Fire Dept. Expense 


16,750.00 


0.00 


16,750.00 


15,438.00 


1,312.00 


Ambulance Wages 


9,918.00 


1,231.00 


11,149.00 


11,149.00 


0.00 


Ambulance Expense 


8,175.00 


0.00 


8,175.00 


5,634.00 


2,541.00 


Right to Know Wages 


500.00 


0.00 


500.00 


500.00 


0.00 


Tree Warden Wages 


1,200.00 


0.00 


1,200.00 


1,200.00 


0.00 


Tree Dept. Expense 


8,002.00 


3,081.00 


11,083.00 


11,083.00 


0.00 


Civil Defense Wages 


500.00 


0.00 


500.00 


500.00 


0.00 


Civil Defense Expense 


680.00 


0.00 


680.00 


483.00 


197.00 


Dog Officer Wages 


800.00 


0.00 


800.00 


800.00 


0.00 


Dog Officer Expense 


700.00 


0.00 


700.00 


700.00 


0.00 


Field Driver/Fence Viewer Sal. 


175.00 


0.00 


175.00 


175.00 


0.00 


Inspections Services Salaries 


20,500.00 


0.00 


20,500.00 


18,100.00 


2,400.00 



16 



Departmental 


Original 


Additions 


Total 


Total Spent 


Balance 




Appropriation 


Transfer 


Available 


Encumbered 


Reverted 


Inspections Services Expense 


575.00 


178.00 


753.00 


753.00 


0.00 


Insp. of Animal & Slaughter 


210.00 


0.00 


210.00 


210.00 


0.00 


Sewer Comm. Salaries 


2,570.00 


0.00 


2,570.00 


2,570.00 


0.00 


Sewer Dept. Wages 


67,145.00 


0.00 


67,145.00 


67,134.00 


11.00 


Sewer Dept. Expenses 


85,859.00 


0.00 


85,859.00 


85,317.00 


542.00 


Board of Health Salaries 


2,500.00 


0.00 


2,500.00 


2,500.00 


0.00 


Board of Health Expenses 


11,200.00 


0.00 


11,200.00 


2,009.00 


9,191.00 


Emergency Planning Comm 


1,120.00 


0.00 


1,120.00 


877.00 


243.00 


Solid Waste & Dump Maint. Wages 


22,260.00 


0.00 


22,260.00 


20,462.00 


1,798.00 


Solid Waste & Dump Maint. Exp. 


53,550.00 


0.00 


53,550.00 


41,108.00 


12,442.00 


Highway Dept. Sal. & Wages 


160,577.00 


0.00 


160,577.00 


154,617.00 


5,960.00 


Highway Dept. Overtime 


10,000.00 


0.00 


10,000.00 


4,619.00 


5,381.00 


Highway Dept. Operating Exp. 


119,615.00 


0.00 


119,615.00 


119,615.00 


0.00 


Streetlights 


22,636.00 


0.00 


22,636.00 


22,468.00 


168.00 


Veteran's Service Salaries 


450.00 


0.00 


450.00 


450.00 


0.00 


Veteran's Service Expense 


3,050.00 


0.00 


3,050.00 


2,013.00 


1,037.00 


Memorial Day 


1,675.00 


0.00 


1,675.00 


1,667.00 


8.00 


Schools 


2,149,020.00 


9,038.00 


2,158,058.00 


2,152,733.00 


5,325.00 


Vocational Tuition & Tans. 


124,973.00 


0.00 


124,973.00 


115,125.00 


9,848.00 


Library Wages 


20,000.00 


23.00 


20,023.00 


20,023.00 


0.00 


Library Expense 


13,696.00 


255.00 


13,951.00 


13,951.00 


0.00 


Council on Aging Wages 


7,798.00 


22.00 


7,820.00 


7,820.00 


0.00 


Council on Aging Expenses 


900.00 


212.00 


1,112.00 


1,112.00 


0.00 


Transportation of Elderly Wages 


4,127.00 


2,967.00 


7,094.00 


7,094.00 


0.00 


Transportation of Elderly Exp. 


2,100.00 


685.00 


2,785.00 


2,785.00 


0.00 


Recreation Wages 


1,750.00 


0.00 


1,750.00 


1,600.00 


150.00 


Recreation Expense 


3,875.00 


53.00 


3,928.00 


3,928.00 


0.00 


Cultural Council Expense 


25.00 


0.00 


25.00 


6.00 


19.00 


Comp. Soft. Supp. Exp 


5,225.00 


0.00 


5,225.00 


2,286.00 


2,939.00 


Office Supp. & Equip. Exp. 


3,600.00 


0.00 


3,600.00 


3,600.00 


0.00 


Print & Deliver Town Reports 


2,000.00 


190.00 


2190.00 


2,190.00 


0.00 


Finance Comm. Reserve fund 


40,000.00 


(33,838.00) 


6,162.00 


0.00 


6,162.00 


Bind Town Records 


900.00 


0.00 


900.00 


0.00 


900.00 


Insurance 


84,000.00 


0.00 


84,000.00 


54,680.00 


29,320.00 


Chap. 32B Insurance 


127,000.00 


0.00 


127,000.00 


127,000.00 


0.00 


Social Security/Medicare 


13,200.00 


2,806.00 


16,006.00 


16,006.00 


0.00 


Town Clock Maintenance 


630.00 


0.00 


630.00 


105.00 


525.00 


Water Commissioners' Salary 


2,570.00 


0.00 


2,570.00 


2,570.00 


0.00 


Water Dept. Wages 


43,310.00 


0.00 


43,310.00 


35,983.00 


7,327.00 


Water Dept. Expense 


71,240.00 


0.00 


71,240.00 


67,573.00 


3,667.00 


Cemetery Expense 


5,500.00 


325.00 


5,852.00 


5,852.00 


0.00 


Interest Probable 


15,000.00 


0.00 


15,000.00 


15,000.00 


0.00 


School Loan Jr-Sr. H.S. 


160,000.00 


0.00 


160,000.00 


160,000.00 


0.00 


Interest on School Loan 


47,120.00 


0.00 


47,120.00 


47,120.00 


0.00 


Sewer Construction Loan 


110,000.00 


0.00 


110,000.00 


110,000.00 


0.00 


Interest on Sewer Const. Loan 


39,930.00 


0.00 


39,930.00 


39,930.00 


0.00 


Water Loan 


25,000.00 


0.00 


25,000.00 


25,000.00 


0.00 


Water Loan Interest 


4,803.00 


0.00 


4,803.00 


4,803.00 


0.00 


Totals 


4,114,351.00 


0.00 


4,114,351.00 


3,987,178.00 


127,173.00 



Respectfully submitted, 

Robert F. Miller 
Town Accountant 



17 



TOWN COLLECTOR 

YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1995 





Balance 


Committed 


Collected 


Abated 


Refunds 


Tax Title Liens 


Outstanding 




June 30, 1994 












Balance 

June 30, 1995 


REAL ESTATE 
















1991 


4,502.00 




4,502.00 








0.00 


1992 


22,048.09 




20,711.47 






1,336.62 


0.00 


1993 


80,204.59 




51,991.81 


1,019.44 




1,589.94 


25,603.40 


1994 


128,512.18 




60,963.41 


2,103.49 


1,351.09 


1,597.20 


65,199.17 


1995 




2,469,541.00 


1,405,424.71 


35,131.80 


8,312.59 




1,037,297.08 


Due Date July 17, 1995 














ROLLBACK TAXE5 
















1994 


8,816.98 






1,021.64 






7,795.34 


1995 




12,687.47 


12,015.43 




100.00 




772.04 


Conveyance Tax 


60,665.00 












60,665.00 


Forest Products Cut 




1,064.00 


1,064.00 








0.00 


PERSONAL PROPERTY 














1976 


200.00 






200.00 






0.00 


1977 


217.50 






217.50 






0.00 


1978 


205.00 






205.00 






0.00 


1979 


135.00 






135.00 






0.00 


1980 


180.00 






180.00 






0.00 


1981 


248.95 






248.95 






0.00 


1982 


519.03 






234.63 






284.40 


1983 


352.93 






330.35 






22.58 


1984 


2,036.18 






2,012.66 






23.52 


1985 


2,030.56 






1,991.36 






39.20 


1986 


1,959.36 






1,753.44 






205.92 


1987 


3,577.00 






2,570.40 






1,006.60 


1988 


2,251.25 






1,565.00 






686.25 


1989 


1,686.00 






512.80 






1,173.20 


1990 


789.65 






188.74 






600.91 


1991 


2,381.61 






1,047.03 






1,334.58 


1992 


1,051.13 




140.77 


61.95 






848.41 


1993 


1,078.91 




103.92 


219.00 






755.99 


1994 


5,280.71 




4,014.06 


421.19 






845.46 


1995 Due July 17, 


1995 


108,793.92 


23,505.14 




203.15 




84,491.93 


FARMS 
















1993 


534.50 












534.50 


1994 


759.40 




759.40 








0.00 


1995 Due July 17, 


1995 


898.01 










898.01 


WATER 
















1993 


14,877.05 




3,336.50 






11,540.55 


0.00 


1994 




216,192.63 


197,606.70 


7,579.99 


412.00 




11,417.94 


WATER LIENS 
















1991 


430.48 




430.48 








0.00 


1992 


1,124.06 




1,124.06 








0.00 


1993 


7,066.24 




4,673.51 






171.00 


2,221.73 


1994 


10,301.58 




6,110.30 






185.08 


4,006.20 


1995 Due July 17, 


1995 


14,710.62 


1,759.84 








12,950.78 


SEWER 
















1994 


9,428.95 




2,250.00 




250.00 


7,428.95 


0.00 


1995 




159,815.00 


146,540.82 


6,079.00 


166.00 




7,361.18 



18 





Balance 


Committed 


Collected 


Abated 


Refunds Tax Title Liens Outstanding 




June 30, 1994 










Balance 

June 30, 1995 


SEWER LIENS 














1991 


785.00 




785.00 






0.00 


1992 


1,962.11 




1,962.11 






0.00 


1993 


2,735.09 




2,438.68 






296.41 


1994 


4,393.23 




2,814.47 






1,578.76 


1995 Due July 17, 


1995 


9,426.85 


2,867.99 






6,558.86 


Ambulance 


16,770.44 


45,883.46 


29,422.20 


3,445.07 


278.00 


30,064.63 


Parking Fines 


30.00 






30.00 




0.00 


Cemetery 














1995 




17.50 


17.50 






0.00 


Mobile Homes 




5,760.00 


5,760.00 






0.00 


MOTOR VEHICLE 












1988 


2,052.18 










2,052.18 


1989 


1,838.35 




244.38 






1,593.97 


1990 


3,564.91 




91.56 


721.25 




2,752.10 


1991 


2,135.64 




161.04 


588.75 




1,385.85 


1992 


1,695.62 




375.11 




4.48 


1,324.99 


1993 


2,537.94 


592.71 


991.98 


139.98 


139.36 


2,138.67 


1994 


11,569.43 


78,006.90 


85,355.56 


4,946.92 


4,070.63 


3,344.48 


1995 




252,612.68 


232,921.60 


3,982.19 


2,125.21 


17,834.10 




Respectfully submitted, 










Joanne M. Porada, Town Collector 










2nd Place Junior High 
Kara Merz 



19 



BOARD OF ASSESSORS 



The FY' 95 Tax Rate was approved by the Department of 
Revenue on May 8, 1995 at $10.49 per thousand. 



FY'95 Valuation by Class 



Residential 
Open Space 
Commercial 
Industrial 
Personal Prop. 
Total 



$168,718,887.00 

$0.00 

$55,675,349.00 

$11,024,425.00 

$10,371,210.00 

$245,789,871.00 



Levy by Class 

$1,769,861.13 

$0.00 

$584,034.41 

$115,646.22 

$108,793.99 

$2,578,335.75 



The FY '96 Tax Rate was approved by the Department of 
Revenue on September 28, 1995 at $1 1 .37 per thousand. 



FY'96 Valuation by Class 



Residential 
Open Space 
Commercial 
Industrial 
Personal Prop. 
Total 



$170,572,053.00 

$0.00 

$66,622,110.00 

$11,294,925.00 

$10,658,600.00 

$259,147,688.00 



Levy by Class 

$1,939,404.24 

$0.00 

$757,493.39 

$128,423.30 

$121,188.28 

$2,946,509.21 



Exempt Properties 

Comm. of Massachusetts $ 1 ,536,600.00 

Municipality $16,484,400.00 

Charitable $3,571,500.00 

Housing Authority $939,900.00 

Total $22,532,400.00 

Abatements 

Real Estate and Personal Property 



Number 


Year 


Tax Abatements 


1 


1982 


$201.71 


1 


1993 


$1,019.44 


3 


1994 


$1,976.44 


90 


1995 


$13,820.59 


1 


1996 


$305.85 


Total: 




$17,324.03 


Exemptions: 






Number 


Year 


Tax Exempted 


92 


1995 


$35,631.80 


85 


1996 


$33,050.86 


Total 




$68,682.66 


Motor Vehicle Excise 1995 






Motor Vehicle Excise bills processed 


4,533 


Motor Vehicle Excise bills corrected 


295 


Motor Vehicle Excise value 




$19,638,399.00 


Motor Vehicle Excise Tax 




$333,201.96 



Abatements 

Number 

1 

157 

172 

Total: 



Year 

1991 
1994 
1995 



Tax 

$15.00 

$14,641.99 

$6,269.88 

$20,926.87 



Many things took place in the Assessors' office in 1995: 
The triennial recertification for FY'95 was completed in the 
spring. In this process the Department of Revenue mandated 
that all land in Chapters 61, 61 A and 61B which did not have 
liens filed at the Registry of Deeds, have liens executed and reg- 
istered. This has to be completed before FY'98 certification. 

Also, the D.O.R. mandated that the Town of Hatfield con- 
tract for new Tax Maps, these are to be ready for Fy'98 valua- 
tions. 

After a long process, a proposal was written, bids were 
received and a contract was awarded to Cartographic Associ- 
ates, Inc. 

In the spring of 1996 an aerial photography mission will 
be flown. All the deeds and plot plans will be researched. If 
anyone has any deeds or surveys for land in Hatfield which have 
not been registered at the Hampshire Registry of Deeds, the Board 
of Assessors would appreciate receiving copies which would help 
in producing accurate maps. 

Before the maps are finalized, there will be public hear- 
ings for additional in-put from land-owners. At these hearings, 
it is hoped, that everyone will review the proposed maps and 
share any further information available, so that the finished prod- 
uct will be as reliable as possible. 

As you can see from the statistics presented, the work load 
on the Assessors has more than tripled, than in in previous years. 
This is due to much extra work in records being researched for 
accuracy and demands of the Department of Revenue. To achieve 
fair and accurate valuations, the demand on the Assessors is ex- 
pected to continue for many years. 

The support of the taxpayers is greatly appreciated. 

Edward H. Wiediger, Chairman 
Richard Dwight 
Alexander Ciszewski 



20 



BOARD OF REGISTRARS 



ANNUAL CENSUS - JANUARY 1, 1996 
During 1995, the Voter Registration Information System 
was implemented in Massachusetts. The state has provided ev- 
ery municipality with a computer, linked to a main data base in 
Boston. This voter registration system will allow Massachu- 
setts to comply with all aspects of the National Voter Registra- 
tion Act of 1993. Many hours have been devoted to training, 
conversion of existing computer fdes and implementation of the 
new centralized voter system. The Annual Census was conducted 
by mail. 

The population, as of January 1, 1996 was 3,449. Due to 
the ongoing development process of the state system, the age 
category reports and other census related reports are not yet avail- 
able. The annual street list, the children's list, the elderly list 
and the master jury list were prepared and distributed. The an- 
nual street list is available in the Town Clerk's office for $5.00. 



VOTER REGISTRATION 

Prior to each Town Meeting and Election, the required 
Voter registration sessions were held on the last day to register. 
Mail-in registrations continue to be accepted. The official vot- 
ing list was updated and distributed to political candidates and 
committees. 



Event Date 


Total 


Dem 


Rep 


Unenrolled 


Annual Town 










Meeting 5-09-95 










& Election 5-16-95 


2,133 


967 


192 


974 


Special Town 










Meeting 11-2-95 


2,182 


979 


196 


1,007 


Respectfully 


submitted, 







Mildred Z. Osley, Chairman 
Helen H. Bardwell 
Ruth A. Kuchyt 
G. Louise Slysz, Clerk 




2nd Place Senior High 
Jim Maquire 



21 



TOWN CLERK 



VI 


[TAL STATISTI 


CS 






Hunting 




17 


The certificates for births, deaths 


, and marriages 


are re- 


Free Hunting 




1 


corded in the Town Clerk's Office. 








Archery/Primitive Firearms 




29 












Wildland Conservation Stamps 




139 


Certified copies 


are available for $5.00 each. 






Sporting 




64 












Half-price Sporting 




12 


Events 1995 


Births 


Deaths 


Marriages 


Free Sporting 




38 


Male 


11 


12 






Half-price Trapping 




1 


Female 


13 


13 




21 


Duplicates 




1 




24 


25 




21 


Waterfowl Stamps 
Total Sales 




16 

387 


Preceding 
















Five Years 










Total Receipts: $6,095.30 


State Funds 


$5,985.25 


1994 


37 


29 




11 




Local Funds 


$32.55 


1993 


33 


24 




20 








1992 


33 


32 




20 


Preceding Years 






1991 


39 


41 




9 


Year 1994 1993 


1992 1991 


1990 


1990 


32 


25 




15 


Sales 457 481 


503 500 


381 



DOG LICENSES 

Dog licenses are renewed annually by April 1 . The cur 
rent fees are as follows: Males - $4.00; Females - $8.00; Spayed 



VARIOUS LICENSES/PERMITS/FILINGS 
1995 



Females - $4.00; Kennels - $10.00 and $25.00. A penalty of 
$1.00 per month is assessed beginning May 1st for late registra- 
tion. 


Burial Permits 
Business Certificates 


Total 

9 
14 


Total Receipts 

$90.00 
$280.00 










Gasoline Storage Permits 


45 


$450.00 


Sales 1995 
Males 
Females 
Spayed Females 
Dog Kennel 
Total Sales 




157 

24 

166 

2 

349 




Homestead Act 
Pole Locations 
Raffle Permits 
Special Permit Applications 
Street Lists 
UCC: Filings 
Amendments 


1 
3 
6 
5 
43 
64 
2 


$10.00 

$60.00 

$60.00 

$1,207.00 

$215.00 

$640.00 

$15.00 


Total Receipts 




$1,650.00 




Searches 
Terminations 


18 
21 


$180.00 
$105.00 


License Fees 
Late Fines 




$1,532.00 
$118.00 




Vital Statistics - Certified Copies 

Marriage Licenses 
ZBA - Variance Applications 


237 

18 




$1,185.00 

$270.00 

$0.00 


Proceeding Five Years 
Year 1994 1993 


1992 


1991 


1990 


Zoning By-Laws, Sale of 
Zoning Maps, Sale of 


32 
2 


$102.00 
$20.00 


Sales 345 178 


155 


144 


147 








FISH AND GAME LICENSES 










1995 SALES 












Fishing 






57 








Minor Fishing 






4 








Half-Price Fishing 






3 








Free Fishing 






4 








Non-resident Fishing 






1 









22 



ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
MAY 9, 1995 



ARTICLE 4: Accepted the provisions of Massachusetts 
General Laws, Chapter 152, Section 69, to expand workers' 
compensation coverage to elected and appointed officials 

ARTICLE 5: Accepted the provisions of Massachusetts 
General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 57. (Grants authority to 
deny or suspend local licenses and permits for failure to pay 
municipal taxes and charges.) 

ARTICLE 6: Amended the Town By-Law relative to failure 
to comply with the street number provisions regarding 
penalties. 

ARTICLE 8: Appropriated $204,355.00 under the 1991 
Transportation Bond issue. 

ARTICLE 9: Raised and appropriated $101,879.00 to the 
Hampshire County Retirement System. 

ARTICLE 12: Raised and appropriated $12,000.00 for 
architect fees for the Dickenson Memorial Library renovation/ 
addition. 

ARTICLE 13: Raised and appropriated $3,500.00 for 
removal of underground storage tanks. 

ARTICLE 14: Raised and appropriated $3,500.00 for the 
purchase of four portable radios for the Police. 

ARTICLE 15: Appropriated $95,000.00 for the purchase of a 

new ambulance. 

Ambulance Surplus and Receipts 75,000.00 

Ambulance Trust Fund 20,000.00 

ARTICLE 16: Appropriated $6,500.00 for purpose of 
celebrating the Town's 325th Anniversary. 

ARTICLE 18: Appropriated by transfer $2,800.00 from 
Community Education Revolving Account for repairs and 
upgrading of the cafeteria equipment of both Breor Elemen- 
tary School and Smith Academy 

ARTICLE 19: Raised and appropriated $6,000.00 for the 
purchase and installation of three doors for the Fire Station. 

ARTICLE 20: Transferred from Blue Cross and Blue Shield 
Indemnity Refund $20,043.00 to the Hampshire County Group 
Insurance Trust for the purpose of initiating a self funding 
group health insurance program. 

ARTICLE 22: Raised and appropriated $5,000.00 for 
additional compensation for the elected assessors through 



December 31, 1995; to be paid as follows: $500.00 for 
Richard Dwight and $4,500.00 for Edward Wiediger. 

ARTICLE 23: Appropriated and Transferred from free cash 
$27,500.00 for Fire Department equipment as follows: 
hose, nozzles, fittings, SCBA $20,000.00 

2-way radios for Fire and Ambulance $7,500.00 

Total $27,500.00 

ARTICLE 24: Appropriated and Transferred from free cash 
$22,000.00 for the purchase of a Highway Department pick-up 
truck and plow. 

ARTICLE 25: Authorize the Town Treasurer, to borrow 
$72,000.00 for the site preparation and construction of an 
ambulance storage facility. 

Unanimous 

ARTICLE 26: Voted to borrow $12,000.00 for the addition 
of an Assessors Office in Memorial Town Hall. 

Unanimous 

ARTICLE 27: Voted to borrow $30,000.00 for design of the 
Smith Academy roof replacement. 

Unanimous 
ARTICLE 28: Voted to borrow $22,600.00 for the construc- 
tion of handicap bathroom facilities in Memorial Town Hall. 

Unanimous 

ARTICLE 29: Voted $7,500.00 for the purchase of a voting 
machine. 

ARTICLE 30: Voted $33,000.00 for the purchase of a 
Highway Department lawn mower. 

ARTICLE 31: Voted $5,000.00 for Town Hall record 
restoration. 

ARTICLE 32: Voted $16,000.00 to address safety issues at 
Breor Elementary School as follows: Lunch tables, Chairs, 
Doors and Emergency lighting. 

ARTICLE 33: Voted $22,400.00 for the purchase of school 
computers. 

ARTICLE 34: Voted the sum of $41 ,000.00 for energy 
improvements at Smith Academy. 

ARTICLE 35: Appropriated $4,138,489,00 for the FY96 
Budget. 



23 



ANNUAL TOWN ELECTIONS 
MAY 16, 1995 



Selectman 
Assessor 

School Committee 
Water Commissioner 
Library Trustee 
Library Trustee 
Elector Under the Will 
of Oliver Smith 
Cemetery Commissioner 
Sewer Commissioner 
Sewer Commissioner 
Board of Health 
Planning Board 
Housing Authority 
Housing Authority 
County Commissioner 



TOTAL VOTE CAST - 948 



3 years 
3 years 
3 years 
3 years 
3 years 
1 year 

1 year 
3 years 
3 years 
1 year 
3 years 
5 years 
5 years 

1 year 

2 years 



George G. Zgrodnik, Jr. 
Alexander W. Ciszewski 
Patrick J. Gaughan 
William P. Korea 
Kathleen Winters 
Leslie H. Button 

Henry P. Betsold 
A. Cory Bardwell 
William P. Korza 
Frederick J. Dzialo, Sr. 
A. Cory Bardwell 
Robert T. Bartlett, Jr. 
Michael J. McGrath 
Raymond W. Thomas 
Sean M. Barry 



645 
652 
534 
673 
14 
632 

746 
693 
678 
686 
671 
635 
657 
640 
682 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
NOVEMBER 2, 1995 



ARTICLE 1: Authorized the Treasurer to borrow $75,000.00 
for the preparation of new tax maps for the Assessors and for 
related expenses. 

ARTICLE 2: Transferred $10,000.00 from free cash for the 
purpose of funding the Tobacco Shed Maintenance Trust 
Account, from which the interest and any other income shall 
be reserved and may be used for the maintenance of the 
Tobacco Shed, all as set forth in the Town's 1995 Massachu- 
setts Preservation Projects Fund Grant application, all contin- 
gent, however, upon the Town's receiving the above grant. 

ARTICLE 3: Transferred $25,000.00 for the construction of 
handicap bathroom facilities in Memorial Town Hall. 

ARTICLE 5: Transferred $12,000.00 for the construction of 
an Assessors Office in Memorial Town Hall. 

ARTICLE 7: Appropriated $27,492.00 to the Sanitary 
Landfill Capping Account. 

ARTICLE 8: Transferred $500.00 free cash to Inspections 
Services Salaries. 

ARTICLE 9: Transferred $3,000.00 to Social Security Tax. 

ARTICLE 10: Transferred from Water available Surplus for 
the payment of principal and interest on the Water Filtration 
Planning Bond. 



ARTICLE 11: Authorized the Treasurer to borrow 
$142,133.00 for the site preparation and construction of an 
ambulance storage facility. 

Yes 40 No 20 

ARTICLE 12: Transferred $255,486.31 from Insurance 
Proceeds Account to Smith Academy Fire Damage Expense 
Account. 

ARTICLE 13: Amended Article 11 of the May 10, 1994 
Annual Town Meeting by deleting the sum of $1,300,000.00; 
and appropriating and authorizing the Town Treasurer to 
borrow the sum of $2,400,000.00 for the constructing and 
equipping a water treatment plant and related facilities. 

ARTICLE 14: Amended the Town By-law relative to 
prohibiting parking to read: upon any roadway where the 
parking of a Vehicle will not leave a clean and unobstructed 
lane at least fifteen (15) feet wide for passing traffic. 

ARTICLE 15: Transferred $100,000.00 from free cash to 
Stabilization Fund. 

Senator Stanley Rosenberg appeared at Town Meeting to 
present the Town with a gift in recognition of its 325th 
anniversary. He presented an enlarged copy of the handwrit- 
ten legislative action which created the Town of Hatfield. 

Respectfully submitted, 

G. Louise Slysz 
Town Clerk 



24 



TREASURER'S REPORT 

In Account with the Town of Hatfield 
July 1, 1994 to June 30, 1995 



Cash Book Balance July 1, 1994 
Receipts 

July 1994 

August 

September 

October 

November 

December 

January 1995 

February 

March 

April 

May 

June 

Total Receipts 

Disbursements 

July 1994 

August 

September 

October 

November 

December 

January 1995 

February 

March 

April 

May 

June 

Total Disbursements 

Cash Book Balance June 30, 1995 



$1,539,720.38 



$468,662.99 

$559,169.75 

$744,235.61 

$1,154,055.34 

$1,340,583.19 

$1,689,798,51 

$1,141,783,24 

$356,095.98 

$1,411,172.35 

$1,469,135.74 

$578,297.80 

$1,358,710.32 



$747,620.38 

$784,570.75 

$567,507.01 

$1,051,070.88 

$923,855.51 

$1,862,295.38 

$1,012,406.53 

$827,150.42 

$475,694.97 

$1,442,254.07 

$1,506,452.02 

$1,428,649.09 



$12,271,700..82 
$13,811,421.20 



$12,629,527.01 

$1,181,894.19 
$13,811,421.20 



ANALYSIS OF CASH 
June 30, 1995 



General Cash 



$775,905.60 



Trust Funds 

Ambulance 
Boli, Maude Morton 
Cemetery Perpetual Care 
Graduation Trust Fund 
Slysz, Michael R. Fund 
Stabilization Fund 
Unemployment Fund 

Total Trust Fund 



$43,290.84 
$46,589.61 
$56,862.36 
$55,179.52 
$6,379.21 
$177,411.23 
$20,275.82 



$405.988.59 
$1,181,894.19 



25 



INTEREST INCOME 
Fiscal Year 1995 



General Cash 

Holich Eminent Domain 

Trust Funds 
Ambulance 
Boli, Maude Morton 
Cemetery Perpetual Care 
Graduation Award 
Slysz, Michael R. 
Stabilization Fund 
Unemployment Fund 



$2,167.69 
$2,484.68 
$2,796.36 
$2,651.05 
$317.81 
$8,909.85 
$1,020.07 



$70,849.76 

$152.12 

$20,347.51 



Total Interest Income 



$91,349.39 



Balance June 30, 1995 
Balance July 1, 1994 
Deposits 
Interest 



TRUST FUNDS 
AMBULANCE FUND 



$40,932.40 

$190.75 

$2,167.69 



$43,290.84 



$43,290.84 



$43,290.84 



Balance June 30, 1995 
Balance July 1, 1994 
Interest 

Disbursements 

Non-expendable balance 



MAUDE MORTON BOLI ALUMNA FUND 

$44,104.93 

$2,484.68 

$0.00 



$46,589.61 



$42,947.58 



$46,589.61 



$46,589.61 



Balance June 30,1995 
Balance July 1, 1994 
Deposits 



CEMETERY PERPETUAL CARE 



$55,362.36 
$1,800.00 



$57,162.36 



$57,162.36 



$57,162.36 



In account with the Town of Hatfield 

In account with the Commonwealth of Mass 



$56,862.36 
$300.00 



New Perpetual Care Accounts 
Gore, Raymond W. Jr. 
Kukucka, Andrew 
McLean, Martha 



Balance June 30, 1995 
Balance July 1, 1994 
Deposits 
Interest 

Disbursements 



GRADUATION AWARDS 



$300.00 

$600.00 

$900.00 

$1,800.00 



$47,430.85 
$7,257.85 
$2,651.05 
$2,160.23 



$55,179.52 



$55,179.52 



$55,179.52 



Non-expendable Trust Balance 
Adams, John and Christine 
Bell, Tyler Scott 



$1,000.00 
$1,000.00 



26 



Boyle, Martha Pelissier 






2,135.00 






Class of 1976 






$300.00 






Class of 1977 






$471.64 






Class of 1986 






$1,180.13 






Cutter, Carol 






$3,206.00 






Demers, Brenda 






$905.44 






Denn, Maureen 






$1,856.37 






Hatfield Fyfe & Drum Corp. 






$500.00 






Hatfield Soccer Association 






$1,757.72 






Hillard, Stephen 






$1,001.00 






Kochan, Frank 






$1,165.00 






Lesukoski, John 






$1,000.00 






Lions Club 






$14,723.78 






Mokrecki, Sophie 






$1,000.00 






Novak, Suzanne 






$995.00 






Osley, Brenda 






$1,889.88 






Potyrala, Edward 






$1,740.00 






Ryan, Robert 






$4,900.00 






Skarzynski, John 






$1,000.00 






Smiarowski, Teddy 






$1,375.00 






Woman's Club of the Holy Trinity Church 




$525.00 






Zembiski, Patricia 






$650.00 






Award 


Balance 


Deposits 


Interest Withdrawals 


Balance 




July 1, 1994 








June 30, 1995 


Adams, John & Christine 


$1,045.02 




$54.91 


$25.00 


$1,074.93 


Bell, Tyler Scott 




$1,100.00 


$21.21 


$100.00 


$1,021.21 


Boyle, Martha Pelissier 


$2,160.68 




$113.37 


$95.52 


$2,178.53 


Class of 1976 


$320.29 




$16.84 


$15.00 


$322.13 


Class of 1977 


$508.26 




$26.67 


$20.00 


$514.93 


Class of 1986 


$579.32 


$630.13 


$59.03 


$25.00 


$1,243.48 


Cutter, Carol 


$3,707.95 




$195.35 




$3,903.30 


Demers, Brenda 


$968.73 




$50.84 


$40.00 


$979.57 


Denn, Maureen 


$1,888.04 




$99.22 


$50.00 


$1,937.26 


Hatfield Fyfe & Drum Corp 


$628.92 




$33.14 




$662.06 


Hatfield Soccer Association 




$1,757.72 


$0.00 




$1,757.72 


Hillard, Stephen 


$756.34 


$300.00 


$49.91 




$1,106.25 


Kiwanis Club of Northampton 




$1,700.00 


$76.05 


$250.00 


$1,526.05 


Kochan, Frank 


$1,256.19 




$66.03 


$30.00 


$1,292.22 


Lesukoski, John 


$1,055.53 




$55.37 


$50.00 


$1,060.90 


Lions Club 


$15,268.54 




$785.49 


$500.00 


$15,554.03 


Mokrecki, Sophie 


$1,091.28 




$57.05 


$90.00 


$1,058.33 


Novak, Suzanne 


$695.36 


$345.00 


$49.34 


$25.00 


$1,064.70 


Osley, Brenda 


$1,991.72 




$104.45 


$100.00 


$1,996.17 


Potyrala, Edward 


$1,773.16 




$93.15 


$50.00 


$1,816.31 


Ryan, Robert 


$3,691.27 


$1,350.00 


$219.62 


$300.00 


$4,960.89 


Skarzynski, John 


$1,012.02 




$53.08 


$44.71 


$1,020.39 


Smiarowski, Teddy 


$1,366.50 


$25.00 


$71.99 


$100.00 


$1,363.49 


Theberge, Peter 


$4,422.51 


$50.00 


$233.68 


$200.00 


$4,506.19 


Women's Club 


$534.02 




$28.02 


$25.00 


$537.04 


Zembiski, Patricia 


$709.20 




$37.24 


$25.00 


$721.44 




$47,430.85 


$7,257.85 


$2,651.05 


$2,160.23 


$55,179.52 



27 



Balance June 30,1995 

Balance July 1, 1994 
Deposits 
Interest 
Withdrawals 

Non-expendable trust balance 



Balance June 30, 1995 

Balance July 1, 1994 

Interest 

Withdrawals 



Balance June 30, 1994 
Balance July 1 1994 
Deposits 
Interest 
Withdrawals 



MICHAEL R. SLYSZ MEMORIAL FUND 



$5,761.40 

$300.00 

$317.81 

00.00 



$6,379.21 



$6,051.50 



STABILIZATION FUND 



$168,501.38 

$8,909.85 

$000 



$177,411.23 



UNEMPLOYMENT FUND 



$20,771.04 

$124.71 

$1,020.07 

$1,640.00 



$20,275.82 



TAX TITLE ACCOUNTS 



$6,379.21 



$6,379.21 



$177,411.23 



$177,411.23 
$20,275.82 



$20,275.82 



Assessed Owner Map/Lot 


Balance 


Subsequent 




Payments 


Balance 




July 1, 1994 


taxes 


Tax Title 


Add'l 
Interest 


June 30, 1995 


Benson, Robert L. 


$12,725.97 




$5,267.86 


$2,532.14 


$7,458.11 


Callahan, Sara 


$201.71 








$201.71 


Diggins, John & Marion 




$5,492.22 






$5,492.22 


Holich, Estate of John 


$13,978.77 








$13,978.77 


Lavallee, Ronald & Deborah 


$12,403.84 








$12,403.84 


Lee, Walter A. 


$1,394.80 








$1,394.80 


Lorys, Catherine 


$34.77 








$34.77 


*Maslanka, Frank 


$1,064.02 








$1,064.02 


Stratton, Deborah 


$6,111.35 








$6,111.35 


Holich, Martin 


$2,061.63 




$2,061.63 


$91.25 


$0.00 


Holich, Martin 


$3,403.79 




$3,403.79 


$1,460.80 


$0.00 


Niedbala, Mark L. 


$64,112.25 




$64,112.25 


$19,687.98 


$0.00 




$117,492.90 


$5,492.22 


$74,845.53 


$23,772.17 


$48,139.59 



"Foreclosed, pending auction 



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WAGE REPORT 
FISCAL YEAR 1995 

The following is a listing of the employees paid through the Town of Hatfield during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1995. Some 
wages were funded under Federal and State grants. 



Abarno, Frank E. 
Abamo, Susan M. 
Abbott, Joan 
Abrahamson, Barbara A. 
Adamski, Jan 
Adamski, Nikolas Jan 
Albino, Susan 
Backiel, Abigail J. 
Barbuto, Rocco 
Bardwell, A. Cory 
Bardwell, Helen H. 
Bardwell, Jonathan 
Barry, Garrett 
Barsh, Gerald M. Jr. 
Bean, Marie B. 
Belden, Arthur W. 
Belden, Richard D. 
Belden, William A. 
Bell, Elizabeth S. 
Bergeron, Michelle 
Berniche, Thomas F. 
Betsold, Henry P. 
Betsold, Jane M. 

Betsold, William J. 
Boyer, Joan B. 
Boyer, Kyle T. 
Boyle, Penelope 
Boyle, William F. 
Breen-Pomeroy, Susan 
Briere, Cynthia L. 
Brown, Lucinda S. 
Bruneau, Christopher W 

Bruneau, Dennis W Jr. 
Brunelle, Harold M. 
Brunelle, Rene B. 

Burgess, Mary C. 
Burke, Susan C. 
Cadran, Michael 
Celatka, Frances F. 
Celatka, Robert E. 

Celatka, Theodore, Jr., 

Chase, Gregson F. 
Ciaglo, Alfred J. Jr. 

Ciszewski, Alexander W. 



45,173.00 

75.00 

1,463.00 

11,314.90 

86.40 

748.81 

34,530.65 

25.00 

3,015.00 

1,100.00 

611.28 

1,446.63 

637.72 

3,245.00 

818.00 

513.00 

571.41 

735.66 

45.00 

27,039.00 

760.00 

25.00 

11,384.22 

75.00 

40.00 

600.00 

2,286.51 

325.45 

483.84 

17.50 

160.00 

112.32 

180.00 

1,197.00 

40.00 

1,361.00 

9,438.85 

20,073.03 

11,164.50 

31,275.00 

62.50 

753.35 

551.73 

3,164.94 

86.40 

241.10 

1,733.00 

555.00 

4,010.00 



Principal - H.S. 

Chaperon 

Interim Librarian 

Secretary - School 

Fireman 

Fireman 

Speech Therapist 

Election Worker 

Baseball Coach 

Board of Health 

Registrar of Voters 

Fireman 

Fireman 

Summer Highway 

Cheering Coach 

C.O.A. Driver 

Landfill Substitute 

Fireman 

Substitute Teacher 

Teacher 

Water Commissioner 

Elector, Oliver Smith Will 

Council on Aging, 

Director/Driver 

Chaperone 

Election Worker 

Summer School 

School Lunch 

Policeman 

EMT 

School Lunch Substitute 

Substitute Teacher 

Policeman 

Private Duty 

Coach 

Substitute Teacher 

Cheering Coach 

Substitute Teacher 

Administrative Assistant 

Speech Teacher 

Teacher 

Election Worker 

Fireman 

EMT 

Ambulance Manager 

Fire 

Fireman 

Coach 

Substitute Teacher 

Assessor 



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Clark, Kathleen K. 
Contreras, William J. 
Corliss, Donna D. 
Couture, Brenda G. 
Crepeau, James 

Cutter, Jeannette 
Czap, Margot H. 
Czerniak, Karen A. 
Daniels, Tara 
Daniels, Travis J. 
Davis, Aline 
Davis, Janice M. 
Demers, Scott A. 
Denisiewicz, Maxine 
Desmond, Giles 
Devine, Judith 
Devine, Norman C. 
Devlin, James A. 
Dibrindisi, Greg A. 
Dostal, Eileen J. 
Dostal, Paul S. 
Driscoll, Linda 
Dmec-Kerr, Lisa M. 
Drury, Ruth B. 
Dube, Alexander 
Dwight, Richard E. 
Dyer, John 
Dzialo, Frederick J. 
Easley, Cathy D. 
Eddy, Shannon M. 
Erickson, Stephen C. 
Faszcza, Patricia A. 
Fiegenbaum, Karen J. 

Filipek, Anne B. 
Folts, Janice B. 
Fondakowski, Melissa H. 
Frieswyk, Emily A. 
Frieswyk, Margaret 
Gagnon, Gregory 

Gagnon, James O. 
Gaudet, Mark J. 
Gaughan, Stephen P. 
Gemme, Joan 
Geryk, Diane M. 

Geryk, Walter 
Geyer, Rachel J. 
Gillespie, Anthony 
Gingras, Robin R. 
Giroux, Patricia 
Glenowicz, Josephine B. 
Godek, Frank J. 
Godek, Kathleen A. 



34,050.25 

50,790.24 

7,125.30 

685.50 

935.61 

954.94 

390.00 

45.00 

35,512.00 

45.00 

1,842.50 

160.00 

343.75 

704.00 

32,069.56 

100.00 

25.00 

12,571.92 

37,164.22 

1,098.95 

10,122.23 

333.00 

970.50 

6,634.74 

40.00 

440.00 

10,261.92 

300.00 

1,137.50 

21,828.80 

24.69 

36,043.22 

40.00 

4,140.89 

913.95 

62.50 

8,816.96 

3,358.00 

600.00 

41,398.75 

731.53 

109.45 

79.06 

80.00 

1,488.96 

540.00 

17.50 

100.00 

4,700.00 

100.00 

760.00 

160.00 

6,685.41 

178.75 

4,714.32 

45.00 



Teacher 

Superintendent of Schools 

School Nurse 

Substitute Clerk 

Fireman 

EMT 

Substitute Secretary 

Substitute Teacher 

Teacher 

Substitute Teacher 

Summer Highway 

Substitute Teacher 

Substitute Teacher 

Water - Summer help 

Teacher 

Zoning Board of Appeals 

Election Worker 

Highway 

Teacher 

Fireman 

Special Ed. Aide 

Substitute Teacher 

Principal 

Librarian 

Election Worker 

Summer Highway 

Assessor/Revaluation 

Asst. Gas Inspector 

Sewer Commissioner 

Teacher 

EMT 

Teacher 

Election Worker 

Teacher's Aide 

Crossing Guard 

Election Worker 

Teacher's Aide 

Library Substitute 

Summer School 

Dir. of Special Education 

EMT 

Fireman 

EMT 

Substitute Teacher 

Summer Janitor 

Summer School 

Election Worker 

Substitute Teacher 

Plumbing & Gas Inspector 

Substitute Teacher 

Sewer Commissioner 

Substitute Teacher 

School Lunch 

Election Worker 

Town Hall Janitor 

Election Worker 



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Goll, Barbara A. 
Gray, Deborah 
Grossman, E. Lary 
Hanks, Christine V. 
Higgins, Brent D. 
Higgins, Geraldine 
Hoffman, Christopher J. 
Holhut, Louise 
Holhut, Michael P. 

Hopkins, Giles S. 
Houle, Timothy M. 
Hudock, Teresa M. 
Hurley, David M. 

Hurley, Thomas 
Ingram, Sarah A. 
Jagodzinski, Paul 
Jepson, Dorcas 
Jewczyn-Kaiser, Olga 
Johnson, Scott A. 
Jolivet, Janet 
Kabat, Thaddeus 
Keir, David R. 



Kellogg, Gretchen M. 
Kellogg, Ruth 
Kempisty, Brenda 
Kempisty, Edward S. 
Kisloski, Linda A. 
Klaes, Patricia D. 
Klepacki, James G. 
Klepacki, Tracy Ann 

Korza, Diane M. 
Korza, William 
Korza, William 

Kostek, Norma 
Kowal, Michael 
Kozlowski, Natalie A. 
Kuchyt, Melinda 
Kuchyt, Ruth 

Kugler, Frances A. 
Kukucka, Paul W. 
Kwiecinski, Cynthia L. 
Kwiecinski, James P. 
L'Heureux, Danielle R. 
Lafrenier, Rose M. 
Lally, Diane M. 

Lampron, Bernard C. 
Lavallee, James A. 
Lavallee, Ronald R. 



3,675.00 

2,421.00 

200.00 

1,851.35 

1,200.00 

2,975.18 

2,860.00 

7,263.69 

1,622.16 

1,821.84 

30,902.40 

658.31 

18,205.56 

16,084.00 

1,772.00 

2,175.00 

35,512.00 

17.28 

33,872.00 

2,298.68 

3,179.00 

27,369.04 

125.00 

25,550.66 

1,479.00 

449.00 

594.00 

31,102.00 

22,002.50 

9,626.36 

530.00 

32,055.00 

24,702.49 

518.40 

1,320.00 

35,121.66 

760.00 

1,036.80 

696.65 

672.20 

3,004.25 

3,685.00 

647.50 

1,635.12 

2,358.00 

160.00 

24„575.42 

457.50 

150.00 

200.00 

2,031.75 

25.00 

80.00 

17,486.76 

24,965.21 

496.20 



Dining Director 

Tutor 

Planning Board 

School Lunch 

Tree Warden 

Assistant Town Librarian 

Summer Highway 

School Lunch 

Police 

Private Duty 

Teacher 

Fireman 

Town Secretary 

Police Chief 

Private Duty 

Selectmen 

Teacher 

Police 

Teacher 

Substitute Teacher 

Summer Highway 

Preschool Teacher 

ZBA 

Teacher 

Golf Coach 

Class Advisor 

As Schools Match Wits advisor 

Teacher 

School Secretary 

Landfill Operator 

Substitute Teacher 

Teacher 

Highway 

Police 

Private Duty 

Teacher 

Sewer Commissioner 

Highway 

Water Commissioner 

Library Aide 

Custodian 

Coach 

Substitute Teacher 

Registrar 

Substitute Secretary 

Election Worker 

School Janitor 

Substitute Teacher 

Substitute Teacher 

Substitute Teacher 

Council on Aging Driver 

Election Worker 

Substitute Teacher 

School Janitor 

Highway 

Fireman 



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Lawrence, James B. 
Lewis, Carolyn L. 
Lizek, David M. 
Lyons, Donna M. 
Maciorowski, Stafia 
Maciorowski, Stanley 
Maiewski, Shirley S. 
Maksimoski, Laura E. 
Mallet, Kristan 
Markle, Samuel B. 
Martula, A. Maureen 
McBroom, Richard A. 
McGee, Thomas J. Jr. 
McGlew, Edwin N. Ill 
McGrath, Brian D. 
McGreevy, Mary H. 
Merz, Irene 
Miller, Christopher 

Miller, Robert F. 
Mlyn, Laura B. 
Moczulewski, Maxwell 
Molloy, Edward D. 
Morrissey, Rana' 
Motyka, Frank L. Jr. 
Motyka, Keri-Anne 
Muellejans, Julie 
Mullins, Thomas P. 
Musial, Albert J., Jr. 
Nicholas, Bryan O. 
Niles, Paul M. 

Nosal, Thomas M. 
Noyes, Worth 

O'Connell, Kevin J. 
O'Connell, Lisa M. 
O'Shea, Jennifer L. 
Olson, Gary R. 
Osborn, Whitney M. 
Osepowicz, Robert J. 



Osley, Mildred Z. 
Osley, Thomas J. 

Ouimet, Anne F. 
Parsons, Lynn- Ann 



Parsons, Megan K. 
Parsons, Michael B. 
Pashek, William E. 
Paye, Beverly J. 

Pease, Jane 



795.00 

3,613.06 

3,500.00 

32,597.00 

4,592.23 

930.70 

61.25 

110.00 

363.00 

1,985.28 

32,055.00 

1,670.88 

320.00 

974.30 

30,135.56 

25.00 

25.00 

1,050.00 

29,925.00 

11,980.00 

848.32 

962.50 

150.00 

502.43 

36,589.12 

346.50 

8,077.20 

450.00 

25.92 

125.00 

36,301.82 

264.00 

1,952.00 

693.69 

1,288.21 

2,868.00 

4,848.12 

742.44 

2,168.09 

378.00 

500.00 

4,520.00 

500.00 

784.08 

8,217.01 

5,037.18 

45.00 

1,538.86 

526.22 

6,049.92 

299.25 

25.00 

700.00 

10,755.37 

25.00 

3,256.38 



Substitute Teacher 

Guidance Counselor 

Electrical Inspector 

Guidance Counselor 

School Lunch 

Building Inspector 

Election Worker 

Election Worker 

Substitute Teacher 

School Janitor 

Teacher 

EMT 

Substitute Teacher 

Fireman 

Asst. Plant Operator 

Election Worker 

Election Worker 

Water Commissioner 

Highway Superintendent 

Town Accountant 

Special Education Tutor 

Substitute Teacher 

Planning Board 

Aide 

Sewer Plant Operator 

Summer Recreation 

Teacher 

Veterans' Agent 

Fireman 

ZBA 

Teacher 

Coach 

Coach 

Fireman 

EMT 

Coach 

Teacher 

Teacher 

Council on Aging Driver 

Recreation 

Civil Defense 

Fire Chief 

Right to Know 

Registrar of Voters 

Police 

Private Duty 

Substitute Teacher 

School Comm. Secretary 

Water Secretary 

Library Aide 

Recreation 

Election Worker 

Board of Health 

Town Secretary 

Election Worker 

School Lunch 



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Pease, John T. 

Pelis, Cessie 
Pelis, Robert 
Perrault, Jennifer 
Perry, Todd S. 
Petcen, Barbara 



Petcen, Marcella 
Phaneuf, Thomas 

Phelps, Cynthia G. 
Phelps, Rebecca H. 
Podmayer, Ethel M. 
Podmayer, William 

Pomeroy, Scott 
Porada, Joanne 
Potorski, Louis M. 
Poulsen, Bruce C. 

Poulsen, Carrie 
Prucnal, Evelyn Hahn 



Rankin, John C. 
Reopel, Matthew S. 
Roberts, Wanda M. 
Rogaleski, Barrett 

Rolla, Anthony 
Rouillard, Jill A. 
Roussell, Deborah M. 

Ryan, Judith 
Ryan, Molly M. 
Sadoski, Richard 
Sadowski, Stanley 
Sadowski, Thomas E. Jr. 
Sarage, Linda M. 
Savard, Mary C. 
Schlegal, Natalie 
Schott, John 

Shea, Richard D. 
Shea, Robert, Jr. 
Shea, Robert W. 
Shea, William J. 
Siegel, Lois 

Skelton, Russell R. 
Skorupski, Edward 
Sliwoski, Stanley F. 



1,423.17 

25.10 

691.23 

2,868.00 

140.00 

1,197.00 

5,000.00 

14,860.00 

25.00 

130.00 

23,295.38 

2,232.16 

36,906.00 

13,959.84 

147.39 

9,626.36 

1,144.26 

894.08 

21,155.00 

45.00 

26,088.00 

478.00 

220.00 

1,864.50 

466.62 

25.00 

1,790.44 

8.23 

24,096.00 

867.72 

369.88 

18.00 

8,656.12 

30,579.76 

2,394.00 

30,627.92 

120.00 

31,311.00 

8,189.57 

544.32 

25,931.92 

25.00 

415.00 

32,378.22 

1,365.00 

579.73 

144.42 

90.70 

210.00 

33,886.22 

478.00 

45.00 

24.69 

700.00 



Fireman 

Ambulance Driver 

EMT 

Coach 

Substitute Teacher 

Coach 

Food Service Manager 

School Secretary 

Election Worker 

Election Worker 

School Janitor 

Van Driver 

School Librarian 

Teacher 

Council on Aging Driver 

Landfill Operator 

Council on Aging Driver 

Fireman 

Town Collector 

Substitute Teacher 

School Psychologist 

Advisor 

Substitute Teacher 

Substitute Secretary 

Library Substitute 

Election Worker 

Council on Aging Driver 

Fireman 

Assistant Assessor 

Fireman 

Ambulance Driver 

Council on Aging Driver 

Special Education Aide 

Teacher 

Coach 

Teacher 

Substitute Teacher 

Teacher 

Inspector of Buildings 

Fireman 

Teacher 

Election Worker 

Summer Recreation 

Teacher 

Advisor 

Fireman 

Fireman 

Landfill Substitute 

Insp. Animals & Slaughter 

Teacher 

Advisor 

Substitute Teacher 

EMT 

Board of Health 



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Slysz, Louise 



Smarz, Dorothy A. 
Smiarowski, Bernard A. 
Smith, Geraldine 
Smith, Thomas J. 
Snyder, Pamela Clark 
Sokol, Karl S. 
Sokop, Judy R. 
Southard, Eloise 
Stahelek, Nancy 
Start, Joan C. 
Stenglein, Barbara M. 
Stoddard, Laurence P. 
Strong, Michael 
Strong, Richard H. 
Strong, Teresa M. 
Suriano, Jeffrey M. 
Szewczyk, Stanley F. 
Szych, John J. 
Szych, Joseph A. 

Tessier, Cynthia A. 
Tetrault, Harriet 
Tierney, Colleen J. 
Vachula, Mary K. 
Valade, David E. 
Valego, Amy L. 
Vaughan, Valerie 
Vey, John P. 

Vollinger, Linda 
Warchol, John A. 
Warner, Daniel A. 

Webb. Sherry A. 

Weeks, Gregory 



Wendlowski, Joseph J. 
Wendolowski, Lewis Jr. 
Westcott, Peggy A. 
Wiediger, Edward H. 
Williams, Darryl 
Wilson, Mary Lou 
Witholt, Valerie S. 
Wolejko, Alan E. 
Wolejko, Diane 
Woodward, Gordon A. Jr. 
Wright, Susan M. 
Wroblewski, Edward W. 



10,885.00 

18,750.00 

340.00 

5,000.00 

2,175.00 

1,197.00 

44,027.00 

1,037.00 

40.00 

190.08 

92.50 

130.00 

16,250.22 

40.00 

38,963.20 

25.00 

2,444.75 

228.50 

5,858.84 

81.51 

312.49 

81.63 

380.94 

30.17 

32,055.00 

320.00 

90.00 

2,907.42 

225.00 

220.00 

2,432.75 

898.56 

830.75 

9,604.40 

35,512.00 

7,406.15 

3,535.04 

31,257.00 

6,142.00 

21,383.52 

3,129.84 

86.40 

3,406.56 

386.56 

24,371.95 

28,210.82 

8,719.97 

16,063.08 

404.85 

13,511.99 

129.90 

35,512.00 

30,048.60 

80.00 

35,336.00 

32,775.88 



Town Clerk 

Town Treasurer 

Board of Registrars Clerk 

Interim Admin. Asst. 

Selectman 

Coach 

Principal 

Musical Director 

Substitute Teacher 

Police 

Substitute Teacher 

Election Worker 

Teacher 

Election Worker 

Teacher 

ZBA 

Water Summer 

Chaperone 

School Lunch 

EMT 

Asst. Building Inspector 

Dump Substitute 

Dump Substitute 

School Van Driver 

Teacher 

Substitute Teacher 

Substitute Teacher 

School Lunch 

Substitute Teacher 

Substitute Teacher 

Town Librarian 

Police 

Private Duty 

Preschool Aide 

Teacher 

Police 

Private Duty 

Teacher 

Athletic Director/Coach 

Police Officer 

Private Duty 

EMT 

DARE Grant 

Highway Safety Grant 

Highway 

Town Mechanic 

Teacher 

Assessor/Revaluation 

EMT 

Teacher's Aide 

Substitute Teacher 

Teacher 

Teacher 

Moderator 

Teacher 

Water Superintendent 



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Yagodzinski, Christine 






36,703.00 


Teacher 


Yanginski, Kurt E. 






140.73 


Fireman 


Yarrows, Leonard 






39,128.00 


Teacher 


Zabka, Nancy 






30,048.60 


Teacher 


Zahn, Judith B. 






7,934.39 


School Nurse 


Zembiski, Joseph 






1,843.95 


Council on Aging Driver 


Zerneri, Karen Z. 






452.50 


Substitute Teacher 


Zgrodnik, George G. Jr. 






3,000.00 


Selectman 


Zgrodnik, Josephine 






1,377.75 


Library Substitute 


Zokowski, Marjorie S. 






70.00 


Election Worker 


Zygmont, Amanda R. 






25.00 


Election Worker 


Zygmont, Glenn A. 






3,316.50 
25.00 


Substitute Teacher 
Election Worker 


Total Payroll 




$2,448,451.23 






Respectfully submitted, 








G. Louise Slysz, 


Treasurer 






AGRKUOURk.. 








v »#0 



2nd Place Elementary 
Lauren M. Weybrew 



35 



SEWER COMMISSION 



With the January 1 8th King Street Pump Station "start up" 
the North Hatfield Road sewer extension was put into opera- 
tion. Sanitary sewer service is available now to Hatfield resi- 
dents from the North and King Street intersection to the North 
Hatfield Road Industrial Park entrance. In conjunction with this 
project the King Street gravity sewer was replaced. 

An inflow and infiltration study of the sewer collection 
system was completed during 1995 and measures to correct prob- 
lem areas will be started this spring. 

The Sewer Commissioners will also begin residential in- 



spections to locate sump pumps and floor drains that are con- 
nected to the sanitary sewers. These illegal entries contribute 
unnecessary water to the treatment facility and must be removed. 

Preparing for an eventual sewer collection system final 
design the Sewer Commission has been involved with a study 
of the Bridge Street, Gore Avenue, Chestnut Street area. 

Respectfully submitted, 

William Korza, Chairman 
Frederick Dzialo 
Anthony Gillespie 



ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 



To the Citizens of Hatfield: 



During calendar year 1995, the Zoning Board of Appeals 
met for nine regularly scheduled meetings. No appeals were 
filed with the board during the year and there were no public 
hearing scheduled. Several informal inquiries were made by 
property owners. The parties were referred to the Building In- 
spector or the Planning Board for appropriate action. 

The Zoning Board of Appeals holds regular meetings on 



the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Memorial 
Town Hall, except during July and August. The Board holds 
public hearings for appeals as required. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Thaddeus L. Kabat, Chairman 
Giles F. Desmond, Member 
Bryan Nicholas, Clerk 
Larry Stoddard, Alternate 
Kenneth R. Balise, Alternate 



INSPECTION SERVICES 



To the Residents of Hatfield: 

The Inspections Department is pleased to submit their an- 
nual report for 1995: 

I would like to express to all Residents that any, and all 
work on any building, is subject to review by the Building In- 
spector. This is to determine whether or not a building permit is 
necessary for the work to be preformed. If you have any doubts 
or questions, the Building Inspector's Office Hours are Monday 
and Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Memorial Town Hall. 
You may stop in and see me or call me at 247-9200 between 
those hours. 

Building permits were issued for the following in 1995: 



Single Family Dwellings 

2 Family Dwellings 

Residential Renovations 

Non-Residential Building (Renovations) 

Garages 

Greenhouses 

Roofs 



9 

1 
72 
18 

3 

1 

57 



Storage sheds 
Woodstoves 




9 
4 


Signs 
Fences 




6 

5 


Pools 




8 


Decks/Porches 




30 


Foundations 




1 


Handicap ramp 
Municipal buildings 
Horse barns 




1 
5 

1 


Chimney 

Annual Inspections 

Demolitions 




4 

1 
8 


Miscellaneous 




6 


Total Permits 




250 


Total estimated value of Building Permits 
Electrical Permits issued in 1995 


$8,349,999.75 
118 


Plumbing Permits issued in 
Gasfitting Permits issued in 


1995 
1995 


40 
43 


Respectfully submitted, 




Stanley Sadowski 
Building Inspector 





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TREE DEPARTMENT 



To the residents of Hatfield: 

I wish to submit my fifth annual report as Tree Warden. 

1995 was a particularly busy year for me due to several 
severe storms. In August, Hatfield experienced widespread 
power outages and many downed limbs and trees due to high 
winds from one storm. 

A lot of town trees also suffered due to the drought condi- 



tions of 1995. Most of this damage will be evident in the years 
to come. 

Throughout the year I oversaw the trimming and cabling 
of many town trees and the removal of several dead or diseased 
trees. As always, every attempt has been made to replace lost 
trees with new ones. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Brent D. Higgins 
Tree Warden 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 



To the residents of Hatfield: 



I think we can agree that this winter wasn't quite as bad as 
last winter. Never the less the crew went out several times to 
either spread sand and salt or plow our town roads so residents 
and emergency vehicles could travel the streets safely. 

This spring the cleaning up of the winter sand started as 
usual when the snow melted and the ground thawed. This year 
the crew put a little extra care in to this process because of the 
325 anniversary parade, which brought many neighboring towns 
to ours. Many compliments were given in respect to how nice 
and clean our little town actually was on parade day. 

Soon after the parade clean up was completed the crew 
started on some problems that arose over the winter. Many catch 
basins and manholes were in need of repair and cleaning which 
the town crew took care of, such as School Street, Prospect Street, 
Maple Street, and couple other small problem areas. 

As the farmers started plowing their fields the towns grader 
went out to smooth winter damaged farm roads, some fill and 
gravel was needed to aid in this process. 

This spring, a new piece of equipment was purchased for 
the Highway Department, a Jacobsen mower. The dept took 
over the chore of mowing both schools and athletic fields. The 
constant mowing needed takes a great deal of time away from 



the schools janitorial cleaning, so it was felt it would be more 
beneficial to the town to have the Highway Dept. take over this 
task. 

This summer the crew did a few large jobs and a few small 
jobs. One of the large jobs being connecting the driveways to 
the newly paved road on Prospect Street. The crew cut portions 
of the driveway and put new blacktop to make a nice smooth 
transition to the street. This also keeps the water in the road like 
it should be. The same thing will be done in 1996 to Dwight St. 
One of the small jobs were the replacement of old street signs all 
over town with new reflective signs to enable people to see them 
at night. This job will continue until every old or unreadable 
sign is replaced. 

The crew wishes to say goodbye to Norm Devine and to 
thank him for his years of help. Norm was replaced by William 
Korza who we're glad to have aboard. 

The years go on and so does your crew. The invitation 
still holds to come to the garage any time between the hours of 
6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. with any problem, complaint or compli- 
ment. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Chris Miller, Highway Superintendent 



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BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS 



To the residents of Hatfield: 

The Board of Water commissioners submits their annual 
report for the year 1995. 

In May of 1995, William Korza was elected to serve on 
the Board of Water Commissioners. 

Plans for the Water Filtration Plant were accepted by the 
Department of Environmental Protection and construction was 
planned for the spring of 1995. Unfortunately, the estimated 
cost as presented by Huntley & Associates came in quite a bit 
under the bids that were presented. After review of the plans, 
the job was put out to bid again. The bid was then awarded to 
A.R. Green at $2,135,000. Through a Special Town Meeting, 
the balance of the funds was appropriated. As of 1/96, construc- 
tion is planned as the weather permits. 

The Dam Repair has been approved by the Department of 
Environmental Management (D.E.M.). As of 1/96, repair of the 
spillway is anticipated. 

Once again, the Town passed the testing for the Lead and 
Copper rule. We want to thank those residents who were able to 
participate in this effort. 



The future plans of the Water Commissioners is to extend 
water lines on Main Street and to continue updating the Town's 
water system. We, as a Board, are constantly exploring ways of 
increasing the water supply to the Town of Hatfield. 

The Board of Water Commissioners wishes to thank all 
elected and appointed officials, highway personnel, Water De- 
partment employees and the citizens of Hatfield for their contin- 
ued support. A reminder to those homeowners who have hy- 
drants located on their property, please, during the winter months 
of snow, clear the snow away from them. This would help both 
the Water Department and the Fire Department. Thanks. 

The Board of Water Commissioners meet bimonthly on 
the first Monday at 7:00 p.m. and the third Saturday at 9:00 a.m. 
in the Town Hall. Anyone with questions or concerns regarding 
water related issues is welcome to attend. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Christopher Miller 
William Korza 
Thomas Berniche 



CONSERVATION COMMISSION 



To the Residents of Hatfield: 

During 1995, the Conservation Commission held 6 public 
meetings and hearings responding to nine applications and one 
enforcement action for activities in or near wetlands. Most of 
these applications dealt with the construction of single family 
homes on existing streets throughout Hatfield. Other applica- 
tions included the reconstruction of Gore Ave., drainage sys- 
tems and a parking lot expansion. All applications were ap- 
proved, subject to modifications and/or conditions that better 
protected the wetlands of Hatfield. 

The Commission additionally provided technical support 
to several other Town Boards including the Board of Selectmen, 
the Board of Health, the Planning Board, and the Western Valley 
Water Protection Committee. Due to the lack of available funds, 
the Commission regretfully recommended against Town purchase 
of three agricultural parcels released from Chapter 61 A tax abate- 
ment status. This change of land use from agricultural to resi- 
dential/commercial reflects a trend of growth in the general re- 
gion. 



The wetland and floodplain resources in Hatfield are ex- 
tensive and generally of extremely high quality. These areas are 
critical to flood control, drinking water supply, surface water 
quality, and wildlife and aquatic habitat. The Commission wishes 
to thank the citizens of Hatfield for their support of the Wetlands 
Protection Act. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Paul G. Davis, Chair 

A. Cory Bardwell 

Christopher Brennan, Secretary 

Thaddeus Kabat 

Virginia Orson 

Stanley Sliwoski 

Gordon Williams 



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WESTERN VALLEY WATER PROTECTION COMMITTEE 



To the Residents of Hatfield: 

The Western Valley Water Protection Committee 
(WVWPC) is a tri-town committee which includes Whatey, 
Northampton, and Hatfield. The committee was initiated under 
a compact in 1991 between the three communities and the Pio- 
neer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) and the Franklin 
County Commissioners. The purpose of this regional compact 
is to foster joint and cooperative action concerning growth and 
development within these water supply areas to protect water 
quality. 

During 1995, the WVWPC reviewed several development 
projects within our aquifer protection district and made recom- 
mendations to the Planning Board relative to the proposed ac- 
tivities. Issues of concern included the expansion/renovation of 
existing business facilities. A grant program developed with 
PVPC has been initiated as of December 1995 and will continue 
through 1996 and 1997. The program, funded through the De- 



partment of Environmental Protection, will provide assistance 
in protection of the most critical areas or recharge to the North 
Hatfield well and the Town Reservoir, and cost sharing for the 
remediation of failing or substandard septic systems at priority 
homes within the Town. 



Respectfully submitted, 



Paul G. Davis, Chair (Hatfield) 

Sally Klingenger, Vice Chair (Whately) 

A. Cory Bardwell, Hatfield 

Paula Jenkins, Whately 

Paulette Kuzdeba, Northampton 

Peter LaBarbara, PVPC 

Thomas Matuszko, PVPC 

Peter McNulty, Northhampton 

Robert Osepowicz, Hatfield 

Chris Miller, Hatfield 

Jane Pierce, FCC 



BOARD OF HEALTH 



The Board of Health has had another especially busy year 
enforcing state and local health rules to the benefit of the town 
citizens. The Board's work has doubled again from the previ- 
ous year with the enforcement of Title 5, including the inspec- 
tions required for the general resale of homes and those needed 
for the review of many existing systems. We witnessed several 
new installations of septic systems and new percolation tests to 
meet Title 5 requirements. 

Our work has doubled again from the previous year with 
the requirements of the new C & S Wholesale Grocers facility, 
related to details of building construction and the establishment 
of a food storage facility. Many changes and construction has 
taken place to meet their needs for increased volume. 

Our recycling program has continued to expand and ton- 
nage has increased as the rate of participation has increased. The 
educational program promoted through the schools, handouts, 
and general news stories continue to help residents to under- 
stand the recycling rules, especially for our new plastics pro- 
gram which accepts numbers 1 through 7. New papers are also 
being accepted for recycling including cereal boxes, etc. We 
have asked residents to separate material into three categories, 
making it much easier for HRMC to package. The HRMC re- 
port goes into more detail. We want to thank the attendants for 
their dedicated service to the Recycling Center and also the High- 
way Department for their cooperation in providing the machine 



work to keep the area presentable. 

Dr. Charles F. Dillon was our town physician for FY' 95 
and has served us very well. As of FY'96, our town physician 
needs have been handled by Cooley Dickinson Practice associ- 
ates. As State and Federal funding for Health programs is re- 
duced, less services are provided to the towns and these areas 
have had to be handled by the local Board of Health. 

The Board of Health met the first and third Monday of 
each month at 7 p.m., November Through March, and at 7:30 
p.m., April through October. As of FY'96, the Board of Health 
meets on the first and third Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m. 
We are committed to serve the residents of Hatfield to uphold 
public health regulations and resolve related problems. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. Cory Bardwell, Chairman 
William Pashek, Clerk 
Stanley Sliwoski, Member 



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HILLTOWN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT COOPERATIVE 



The Hilltown Resource Management Cooperative is a mu- 
nicipally funded waste management and recycling organization 
consisting of eleven Communities; Ashfield, Chesterfield, 
Cummington, Goshen, Hatfield, Huntington, Middlefield, 
Plainfield, Westhampton, Williamsburg and Worthington. These 
Towns joined forces through an intermunicipal agreement in 1989 
to cooperatively and proactively deal with their waste manage- 
ment and recycling problems. The HRMC, as part of it's char- 
ter, is directed to create and implement a comprehensive waste 
management strategy for the region. The HRMC realizes that 
waste prevention through regional cooperative outreach and tech- 
nical assistance programs is the most effective cost prevention 
strategy at the local level. 



The four main goals of the HRMC are to: 



1. Assist the Towns in monitoring and controlling waste 
disposal and recycling costs. 

2. Perform aggressive and proactive education/outreach 
programs through the schools, town meetings, and 
regionally. Programs such as the Household Hazardous 
Waste Collection, the compost bin distribution and 
general education to keep the public informed about 
waste management and recycling issues. 

3. Advocate on behalf of the Towns concerning statewide 
waste management and recycling related issues when 
appropriate. 

4. Keep abreast of changing State and Federal regulations 
on behalf of local Boards which manage the Towns 
waste disposal and recycling programs. 



We each are responsible for generating over 2,000 lbs. of 
trash and recyclable and 30 lbs. of Household Hazardous Waste 
each year. Educating residents and broadening the options avail- 
able locally, like we did this year with compost bins and the 
expanded paper and plastic recycling programs, is our main mis- 
sion. It is the combined efforts of the eleven HRMC member 
Towns through the board members, volunteers and it's adminis- 
trator which allow the HRMC to accomplish it's goals. To this 
end each year the HRMC has dedicated 1/2 of its $54,316.02 
budget to education and outreach efforts and the remainder of 
it's budget to technical assistance and other HRMC programs. 
The HRMC has also been awarded over $9,000 in Federal, State 
and private grant money over the past year to further assist us in 
all of our efforts. 

It is my great pleasure to serve as administrator of the 
HRMC. The HRMC is here as a resource for you. If you have 
any questions about waste disposal, or recycling please call our 
Community Help Line in Williamsburg at (413) 268-3845. This 
is your cooperative together we can make it work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Eric Weiss 

Administrator, HRMC 1/19/96 



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AMBULANCE SERVICE 



The Town of Hatfield Ambulance Service responded to a 
total of 194 calls for the year 1995. This is a substantial increase 
from 1994. The service has still maintained our Advanced Life 
Support Intermediate level. The service still has the Critical 
Response Intervention Paramedic unit from Northampton Am- 
bulance as our back up service and vital link to Cooley Dickinson 
Hospital. 

At this time I would like to welcome aboard our two new- 
est members to our service. Welcome to Barrett Rogaleski and 
Robert Celatka. They are a welcome addition to the service and 
it is wonderful to see young people starting to get involved again. 
We also have a student just completing her class and is sched- 
uled to take her test in January. 

The year 1996 will be an exciting year for the service. 
Our much needed new ambulance is scheduled to be delivered 
to the town near the end of January. The old 1982 has served the 
Town of Hatfield well but now it is time to put it into retirement. 
We look forward to working in a much larger ambulance with 
the newest of equipment. Our new quarters are also scheduled 
to be completed by the end of January. For once the ambulance 
service will have a place to hang our hats and a place to call 
home. 



We are always looking for new members for the service. 
If anyone is already an EMT or would like to become an EMT, 
please contact me. At the present time we are waiting for a class 
to be put on by Hampshire County. There is a cost savings fac- 
tor if we can go through this class. 

I would like to thank the members of the Board of Select- 
men for their support and faith in our service. I would like to 
thank the members of the Hatfield Fire Department and Hatfield 
Police Department for their support and help on the many scenes 
that they were needed. I would like to thank the residents of the 
Town of Hatfield for your support. Last of all the dedicated 
members of the ambulance service who without your dedication 
there would not be an ambulance service. 

Theodore Celatka Jr., Manager 

Richard McBroom, Asst. Manager 

Celatka, Robert 

Crepeau, James 

Gagnon, Gregory 

Noyes, Worth 

Pelis, Cessie 

Pomeroy-Breen, Susan 

Rogaleski, Barrett 

Suriano, Jeffery 

Weeks, Gregory 

Williams, Darryl 



HATFIELD COUNCIL ON AGING 



To the Residents of Hatfield: 

With another year behind us, we are pleased to report that 
we were able to provide our over 60 population with the ser- 
vices and programs they required. Our very dedicated volun- 
teers have provided our community with over 3,900 hours of 
service which is worth approximately $25,800, more than the 
COA's entire budget for the year. We are extremely grateful to 
these special people for all they have done. We also express our 
gratitude to the Town Hall staff and all Town departments for 
their help, assistance and patience. 

The Council consists of 5 Board members and our Direc- 
tor, Jane Betsold. Our office and Senior Center are located down- 
stairs in the Town Hall and are open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Monday through Friday. You may call the COA office at 247- 
9003 and if unavailable leave a message on the answering ma- 
chine and we will return your call as soon as possible. 

Our meetings are held monthly and are posted on the bul- 
letin board upstairs in the hallway. We encourage attendance 
and welcome any suggestions or comments concerning the Coun- 
cil on Aging or the Nutrition Program. Our Board Members and 



Directors have attended various meetings with other agencies to 
obtain updated information and resources to provide our Senior 
population with assistance and programs to meet their needs. 

We have applied for and received various grants from High- 
land Valley Elder Services to fund our Nutrition Program, quar- 
terly newsletter, and Neighbor to Neighbor Program. Also a 
grant for the File of Life Program through TRIAD. We also 
received a grant from the Executive Office of Elder Affairs to 
supplement the Directors salary for programs and meetings, for 
Volunteer Recognition, and to establish new programs. 

Our newsletter is published regularly along with the 
TRIAD newsletter and distributed to all Hatfield residents over 
60. Copies are available at the Town Hall and Senior Center. 
Other flyers and pamphlets are available free in the bookrack in 
the hallway. 

PROGRAMS: 

TRANSPORTATION: Our Transportation Program con- 
tinues to be very active and busy. Any person residing in Hatfield, 
age 60 or older, with priority given to those without any means 



41 



of transportation, is eligible to use the COA van. Appointments 
for use of the van should be made as soon as possible by calling 
the COA office at 247-9003. We try to accommodate everyone's 
needs so please call early. 3,824 trips were made for weekly 
appointments, lunch pick up and return, movies, mall and misc. 
trips for 1995. Thank you to our drivers Gary Olson, William 
Podmayer, John Rankin and Joseph Zembiski. 

Our NUTRITION PROGRAM, funded by Highland Val- 
ley Elder Services provides hot lunches daily at 1 1 :45 a.m. Mon- 
day through Friday for all seniors 60 and over at the Senior Cen- 
ter, downstairs in the Town Hall. Reservations should be made 
at least 24 hours in advance by calling the Nutrition Director, 
Barbara Goll at 247-0480 between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. 
Monday through Friday. We thank our meals drivers, Rose 
Lafrenier, who has left us, our very reliable substitute driver, Art 
Belden, and welcome our new meals driver Peggy Moriarty. 
Home delivered meals are available to homebound seniors. 
Monthly menus are available at the Center. This is an excellent 
social as well as nutritional program. Our over 13,000 congre- 
gate and home delivered meals were served by volunteers in 
1995. 

Ten volunteer nurses provided free blood pressure screen- 
ing the 2nd Monday each month to 420 individuals during day 
and evening hours at the Center. The annual Flu Clinic held at 
the COA office provided 230 elders, persons at risk, and public 
safety personnel with the vaccine. Again, we thank Cindy 
Sadowski for her time and services to administer the vaccine. 
The vaccine was provided by the Mass. Department of Public 
Health. 



We have coordinated many health clinics, speakers, and 
programs this past year consisting of the following: Medical 
and Nutritional speakers; Fuel assistance, sponsored by Frank- 
lin Community Action Corp.; Free Tax Assistance, sponsored 
by the American Association of Retired Persons; Food Surplus, 
sponsored by the Western Mass. Food Bank; Medicare and Med- 
icaid speakers; Farmers market Program, sponsored by the Mass. 
Dept. of Food & Agriculture; Foot and Health Screening, pro- 
vided by the Hampshire County VNA; SHINE program; spon- 
sored by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs; Neighbor to 
Neighbor Program sponsored by Highland Valley Elder Services. 
Any senior citizen interested in becoming involved in any of 
these programs is urged to contact the COA office. Our over 
1,070 elders participated in these programs. 

We will continue our mission and goals by addressing the 
needs of the elderly population in Hatfield by identifying and 
developing community resources, to continue our present pro- 
grams, to provide information, referral, and outreach on health, 
nutrition and educational activities to expand their knowledge 
and independence in the community for a healthy and safe envi- 
ronment and enhance their quality of life. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mary H. Brennan, Chairwoman 
William Podmayer, Vice Chairman 
Rev. Worth Noyes, Secretary 
Henry Betsold, Historian 
Laura Schilling, Member 
Jane Betsold, COA Director 



TRIAD: The TRIAD Program which involves Senior Citi- 
zens, Law Enforcement and the Council on Aging has provided 
the community with educational programs on safety and crime 
prevention. TRIAD Officer, Tom Osley has worked with our 
S.A.L.T. Council members and the COA to provide the follow- 
ing: File of Life Program, Home Security Checks, Senior Visi- 
tation Program, Home Lifesaving Kits, Telephone Scams, and 
also Crosswalk and Blind Signs put up in the center of town. A 
special thank you to all the S.A.L.T. Council members, Officer 
Tom Osley, Police Chief David Hurley, Chris Miller, and TRIAD 
Coordinator, David Lloyd, from the District Attorney's office 
for their support and assistance in these programs and their dedi- 
cation to the elderly of Hatfield. 

Recreational Activities available were weekly bingo, 
bridge, evening bingo parties, holiday parties, mall shopping, 
movie trips and day trips. Various intergenerational programs 
with the Breor Elementary School children were also initiated. 

Items for loan to Hatfield Seniors include medical equip- 
ment such as wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches and misc. 
items by calling the office. There is no fee for these items. Thanks 
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POLICE DEPARTMENT 



The following is the annual report for the period Jan. 1 , 
1995 through Dec. 31, 1995, for the Police Department. 

Calls received 1,390 

Calls referred to other Departments 127 

Arrests effected/Warrants issued 61 

Hearings attended/requested 156 

Citations issued 520 

Warning issued 206 

Accidents reported/investigated 52 

Stolen property 23 

Damaged property 29 

Found property/recovered 15 

Protective custody/missing persons 11 

Motor vehicle fatalities 2 

Unattended deaths 2 

Internal investigations 2 

This is the first complete year for our Town to be con- 
nected to E-91 1 . During the past year approximately 200 either 
abandoned or mis-dialed calls have been received by dispatch. 
Many of these calls were made by children who hav e been play- 
ing with the phone, or had been purposely made to the dispatcher. 
All of these calls have been responded to by this department. 
When the Officer responds to these calls, time is lost to patrol, 
not to mention delaying response time to a TRUE emergency. I 
respectfully request that ALL of us make sure that when calling 
911, we are calling to "Report a Crime, Save a Life, Report a 
Fire". 

The following monies have been approved/received by this 
Department: 

COPS FAST — These funds have been received from the 
Federal Government, in the amount of $66,305. The money 
received will pay 3/4 of Officer Osleys' salary and benefits for 3 
years. He will be devoting time to the elderly residents of our 



community, similar to what DARE extends to the children, along 
with performing regular patrols. 

DARE — These funds have been received from the State 
Government, in the amount of $8,000. The money received pay 
for Sgt. Weeks salary for instruction, and various other activities 
for the children in our community. Please see Sgt. Weeks' re- 
port of the DARE program, contained within this Town Report. 

SAFE ROADS — These funds have been received from 
the Safe Roads Program, which is attached to the Governor's 
Highway Safety Bureau, in the amount of $265.00 The money 
received paid for the Officers salary to conduct a Seat Belt Us- 
age Program. The Hatfield Police Association donated the money 
for the ice cream cone certificates given to the kids who were 
wearing seat belts. The other promotional items given out were 
provided by the Governors' Bureau. As a reminder, State Laws 
requires that EVERYONE must wear a seat belt. No matter 
what age. ..The life you may save may be your own!!!! 

COMMUNITY POLICING— These funds have been re- 
ceived from the commonwealth of Massachusetts Public Safety, 
in the amount of $4,250.00. The money received will pay for a 
camcorder, in order to video tape various residents of our Town, 
i.e. children, Alzheimer patients, etc. Participation in these pro- 
grams will be completely voluntary, and is to start in the Spring. 
A TV7VCR unit was also purchased with this grant, in order for 
the Officers to view training material. The balance of the grant 
will reimburse the Town the money obligated at Town meeting 
for portable radios. 

I wish to extend my sincere thanks, along with the mem- 
bers of my Department, to the various boards and most of all the 
residents of the Town for your continued support. 

Respectfully submitted, 

David M. Hurley 
Chief of Police 



43 



DRUG ABUSE RESISTANCE EDUCATION 



To the Residents of Hatfield: 

In 1995 the D.A.R.E. Program graduated our sixth class 
from the Elementary School. This year there was thirty-six stu- 
dents who took part in the program. The Program was also 
brought to the seventh graders at Smith Academy. This year in 
1996 my first D.A.R.E. Class will be graduating from Smith 
Academy. I wish all these special students the most prosperous 
and healthy future. These students were not only my first stu- 
dents but also hold a very special place in my heart and will never 
be forgotten by me. This years D.A.R.E. graduation will be held 
on May 3, 1996 at 6 p.m. at the Elementary School. This gradu- 
ation is open to the public and I encourage you all to attend this 
very special time for our students. I hope to see you all there. 

We again enjoyed a celebration party at the American Le- 
gion where the graduated students and their parents were hon- 
ored for their achievements during the D.A.R.E. school year. 
Jimmy Tarr once again provided us with an outstanding sit down 
dinner at his "anything for the kids price". Jimmy "the D.J." 
Labbee provided us with his record spinning and we were glad 
to see him back this year after his illness. We congratulated our 
1995 D.A.R.E. Bowling League champions, The Slingshots, 
consisting of Jesse Colgan, Holly Cycz, Greg Papageorge, Matt 
Lowney, Nikki Malinowski and Lianne Paciorek. They com- 
piled a record of 26 wins and 10 losses. Additional thank you 
went out to all our contributing donors who are the back bone of 
the program. Without their support the program could not con- 
tinue at the level that it does. 

I applied for and received a grant from the State from to- 
bacco tax money. This grant money helped pay for my salary 
and events held at the Youth Center. Improvements were made 
to the interior of the Youth Center such as wall to wall carpets in 
the two rooms upstairs and blinds for the windows. This grant 
was mostly responsible for the Center being open two nights a 
week and paying for the staff that was hired through the Hamp- 
shire YMCA in Northampton. There was monthly trips to the 
YMCA where the kids had complete access to all the facilities 
at the Y We also held our second annual Whale Watch that was 
partially paid for from this grant. 

The D.A.R.E. Youth Center has become much more ac- 
tive due to the hiring of staff from the YMCA to staff the Center 
at night. In 1996 I hope to continue the two nights a week with 
monthly trips to the YMCA that the kids enjoy greatly. In 1996 
I hope to put together more family outings such as the Whale 
Watch and trips to see the Pittsfield Mets. We hope to put to- 
gether more overnight camp outs under the direction of YMCA 
personnel. We purchased camping equipment in order to make 
camping available to kids who don't have equipment. 

In June we held our forth annual Cow Plop and once again 
our cows came through for us. During this time we also held 
our second annual One Pitch Soft ball Tournament. This func- 
tion was successful once again due to the tremendous effort of 
Bernie Motyka. His devoted and tireless effort made it what it 
was. Due to this function $750.00 was donated to the Hatfield 
Education Endowment Fund. We plan on continuing this Tour- 



nament and donating half of the profits to this fund. This Tour- 
nament has proven to be very successful and fun for all involved. 
We have to thank Coca Cola Bottling of Greenfield for their 
generosity brought to us by Bob Wissman. The Cow Plop and 
Softball Tournament is already being planned for 1996 and should 
come to you in August. We look forward to seeing you there to 
cheer for your favorite team or cow. 

In October we had our second annual "Haunted House" at 
the D.A.R.E. Center. It again was a big favorite of all young and 
old. Once again this success was due to the weird imagination 
of the Pelis', Cessie, Nancy and Joyce. The Hatfield EMT's and 
Fireman's Association played a big part in this event. There was 
also a large group of people who played a big part in this pro- 
duction and there is just to many to list or thank. My sincere 
gratitude and thanks go out to each and everyone of them for 
their assistance and time. 1 996 Haunted House is being planned 
now and those with weak hearts should probable stay at home in 
1996. A joint effort and a job well done by all. THANK YOU! ! 

I'm looking forward to this coming year. I have applied 
and received a $8,000.00 grant that runs from January to June of 
1996. This will help pay my salary and support the D.A.R.E. 
Program's various programs. Trips to the Holyoke and Spring- 
field Museums have already been planned and paid for from this 
grant. It should be an active and fun year for all. 

I would like to thank the Hatfield School Department for 
allowing me to spend time with our children and the Chief of 
Police for rearranging the schedule so that I could be with the 
students. My thanks go out to our principal, Gerri Smith for her 
patience and understanding when I become stressed out. All I 
can say about Ms. Sarage and Ms. Roussell is, "WOW, how do 
you do It?" They are two dedicated teachers and most important 
good caring people. THANK YOU LADIES, YOU ARE THE 
BEST... Thank you to all of you who have continued to bring 
returnable cans and bottles to the Transfer Station and place in 
the D.A.R.E. redemption box. I also want to thank all the vari- 
ous Boards, Clubs and private citizens who have not only do- 
nated money but their valuable time as well. You are the ones 
who make this Program work. 

Last, but not least, I want to thank all the students in the 
Program. This is all for you, the special ones, our future. From 
what I've seen our future is in safe hands. Continue to do what 
you believe is right and proper. Always ask when in doubt and 
use your common sense and you will be the winners that you are. 

A final note to my first D.A.R.E. Class who are graduat- 
ing from Smith Academy. You hold a special place in my heart. 
Continue to be the best person you can and always remember 
that I am available for you at anytime and anyplace. Please stay 
in contact. This comes directly from the heart of your 
"DAREDAD" 

Respectfully submitted, 

Gregory E. Weeks 
Hatfield D.A.R.E. Officer 



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FIRE DEPARTMENT 



To the residents of Hatfield: 

The following is the Fire Department's annual report for 
the calendar year ending on December 31, 1995. 

The following inspections and permits were issued during 
the calendar year 1995: 



LP gas storage 
Oil burner permits 
Oil tank inspections 
Smoke detector inspections 
Underground tank removals 
Ammunition storage permits 
Insurance reports 
Fireworks display 
Outdoor burning permits 



28 

14 

11 

34 

22 

2 

5 

2 

92 



During 1995 the Hatfield Fire Department responded to 
the following alarms: 



Motor vehicle fires 
In service 
False alarms 
Brush fires 

Motor vehicle accidents 
Smoke investigation 
Structure fires 
Appliance malfunction 
Hazardous material/spill 
Carbon monoxide alarms 
Mutual aid given 



10 

11 

23 

14 

11 

5 

4 

2 

3 

5 

2 



The Fire Department purchased six (6) Motorola HT1000 
portable radios with monies that were voted at annual town meet- 
ing. These radios went into service immediately upon arrival 
and have greatly helped communications within the department 
and with our dispatch service. We are now in the process of 
getting quotes to replace our aged self-contained breathing ap- 
paratus. Some of our breathing apparatus are over twenty (20) 
years of age. The monies for this purchase is part of the town 
meeting article voted at annual town meeting. We have also 
been able to purchase one thousand (1000) feet of three (3) inch 
fire hose from this same article. 

The Fire Department obtained an "ice/cold-water rescue 
suit" during 1995. Two (2) members of your fire department 
received training in the use of this suit and have conducted a 
training class for the remainder of the members of the depart- 



ment. We felt that this was a needed addition to the department 
because of the amount of waterways within the Town of Hatfield. 
We at present have a second suit on order and are awaiting ar- 
rival. Two (2) suits are needed because in the event they are 
needed we will have two (2) members of the department in the 
rescue suit. One (1) member would be in the water the other 
rescuer is on stand-by to assist at a moment's notice. 

Three (3) new insulated overhead doors have been installed 
in the fire station. These doors have already made a difference 
in the cost of heating the station during cold weather. I fee these 
doors will pay for themselves in a very short period of time. 
The monies for these doors was also voted at annual town meet- 
ing. 

The members of the department meet on Thursday eve- 
nings all year to continually train. These training sessions are 
conducted on a mostly volunteer basis. We are fortunate to have 
a core group of individuals who are willing to donate their time 
to upgrade their fire fighting skills. We have also had members 
of the department go outside the town to upgrade their educa- 
tion in subjects such as: ice/cold water rescue, basic rope rescue, 
Code of Fire Regulations, conducting fire inspections, hazard- 
ous materials incident analysis, and the burning process (venti- 
lation and forcible entry) to name a few. This shows the dedica- 
tion and spirit of some of the members of the department. I wish 
to thank these individuals from our department for their diligent 
efforts to become better fire fighters to better serve the towns- 
people of Hatfield. 

I wish to thank all my officers for the tremendous amount 
of time that they spent last year meeting Sunday mornings to 
conduct regular fire department business and to review and spec 
new equipment. A large amount of time is spent comparing 
different suppliers of equipment before a purchase is consum- 
mated. 

I would like to remind all the residents of Hatfield that in 
the event of an emergency to dial 911. Routine Fire Department 
calls should go to 247-9008. 

I wish to thank all the members of the Hatfield Fire De- 
partment, all the various boards and departments for their assis- 
tance during 1995. Most of all I want to thank the citizens of 
Hatfield for their continued support. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Robert J. Osepowicz, Fire Chief 



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EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE 



The Emergency Planning Committee meets monthly to 
consider the problems related to emergency preparedness. Our 
primary effort is to provide support to the regular emergency 
town services in the areas they are not staffed to serve. We also 
maintain the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan 
(CEMP). 

The members of our committee are: 

David Hurley, Chairman 

Tom Hart, Vice Chairman 

Dick Drury, Secretary 

Mary Jane Bacon for Senator Rosenberg 



Jan Adamski 
Jonathan Bard well 
Bill Belden 
Ted Celatka 
Greg Gagnon 
Tom Hurley 
Richard McBroom 
Bob Osepowicz 
Stanley Sliwoski 



Respectfully submitted, 
Richard W. Drury, Secretary 



PLANNING BOARD 



To the Residents of Hatfield: 



As provided in bylaws of Hatfield and the Massachusetts 
General Laws (Chapter 40A), the Planning Board is the grant- 
ing authority for special permits in the town. A special permit is 
needed for certain residential, commercial, and industrial uses 
of land and property as defined in the town bylaws (Article 3). 
Site plan review (for certain changes in use or for subdivisions), 
and the continuation or extending of pre-existing non-conform- 
ing uses are two other issues that come before the board. To 
clear up a commonly held misconception, the planning board 
does not: (1) issue or regulate building permits; or, (2) grant 
variances. These are areas regulated by the building inspector 
and board of appeals respectively. 

During 1995 the board held eleven public meeting, includ- 
ing hearings for five special permit applications. Permits were 
requested for three new uses; an addition to Sister's store on 
West Street, a truck maintenance, retail and leasing operation at 
164 West Street (Penske), and a new home with an in-law apart- 
ment (duplex) on Scotland Road (Bellavance). Also findings 
were requested on two pre-existing non-conforming uses: the 
replacement of an existing house at 497-rear Main Street 



(Nourse), and expanding the use through an addition of a single- 
family house on North Hatfield Road (Bardwell). Site plan re- 
views for additional parking for C & S on Elm Street (previ- 
ously Berkshire Gas property) and for a bank branch at Sister's 
were also completed. 

All business of the planning board is conducted in open 
meetings which are generally held on the first Wednesday of 
each month (except July and August) and occasionally on the 
third Wednesday as needed. Many of the decisions of the board 
are reached only after soliciting the advice and consent of other 
town boards and commissions. The board would like to thank 
them for their valuable input. We are also grateful for the input 
of the residents. This has been extremely important in 1995 and 
will certainly be vital in the future. Please come to our meetings 
and be a part of the decision process. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. Cory Bardwell, Chairman 

E. Larry Grossman, Ph.D., Secretary 

Robert T Bartlett, Jr. 

Daniel P. Barry 

Edward D. Molloy 



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HISTORICAL COMMISSION 



We want to extend congratulations to the 325th Anniver- 
sary Committee for the marvelous job they did in planning and 
executing a memorable celebration. 

This is the 325th year since the incorporation of the town 
of Hatfield and we are very pleased to report that every member 
of our commission participated in some way in the celebration. 
This illustrates our great interest in and dedication to the town. 

In a small ceremony held on June 17th the Hatfield town 
flag, designed by this commission, flew over Memorial Town 
Hall for the first time. 

It had been suggested that we explore the possibility of 
inviting Hatfield, Pennsylvania to become our sister town. We 
have been in touch with this Pennsylvania town and they sent 
their congratulations on the occasion of our 325th anniversary. 
Solidifying this relationship will be a future project. 

Our really big news this year is that we were successful in 
requesting grant money from the Massachusetts Historical Com- 
mission to restore the Billings Way Tobacco Shed. We were 
given $30,000 and plan to convert this shed into a farm mu- 
seum. 

Historic research for the North Hatfield district is now 
complete and has been submitted to the Massachusetts Histori- 
cal Commission for nomination to the National Register of His- 
toric Places. This district and the Bradstreet district await inclu- 
sion on the National Register at this time. 



Historic Preservation Awards were given to Joan Bartlett 
for house restoration at 323 West Street, and to Roy Omasta for 
creative reuse of a barn at 21 North Street. 

The Local Cultural Council has granted to us $1,350 so 
that we can video tape the entire town in an effort to fill in the 
gaps left by more traditional documentation of our historic re- 
sources. 

Date signs have been affixed to all municipal buildings. 
We paid half the cost of the signs, and we wish to thank Ambas- 
sador Robert Ryan for assuming the other half of these expenses. 

Two commission members attended meetings of the newly 
formed Hampshire/Franklin County Historical Commissioners. 
The first meeting was held May 13th at Forbes Library in 
Northampton with Allison Lockwood as chairman. This group 
meets to exchange ideas and information, and to give support to 
projects. 

We owe thanks to many individuals and committees for 
assisting us in our work this year.. .too many to list. But we must 
mention our gratitude to Chris Miller and the town crew for the 
many ways they helped us, and to the Hatfield Historical Soci- 
ety for their tremendous support. 

I 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mary Lou B. Cutter, Chairman 
Diana M. Higgins, Secretary 
George H. Ashley, III 
Kathleen Z. Grandonico 
Thomas L. Prew 



HATFIELD CHRONOLOGY 



1658 
1660 



1661 

1663 
1668 
1669 



Original land purchased 

First House erected in Hatfield (Capawonk) 
then a part of Hadley, by Richard Fellows 
where the house of Frank Szawlowski now 
stands on Valley Street. 

Thomas Meekins opened Grist Mill on Mill 
River. 

First settlers baby born in Hatfield 

First Meeting House built 

Thomas Meekins built first sawmill on the 
spot where the Shattuck Gun Shop now 
stands. (Mill River) 



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May 31, 1670 Hatfield Incorporated. Named after Hatfield 
Hertsfordshire, England 

Aug 8, 1670 First Town Meeting 

Oct. 1672 Purchase of land from Indians now North 

Hatfield & Whatley 

Sept. 17, 1677 Town attacked by Indians, many houses 

burned, several people killed, and 17 women 
& children taken captive to Canada 

May 1678 Captives redeemed and returned to Hatfield 

by Benjamin Waite and Stephen Jennings. 

1679 First school established 

1693 Town expanded by securing land now 

known as Williamsburg 



1700 



1737 



Sept. 8. 1755 

1771 

1776 

1796 
1806 

1816 

1845 
1845 

1849 

1857 

1862 

1870 

1876 

1882 

1882 
1889 



Purchase of Governor Bradstree's farm, now 
the Bradstreet section of town. 

First Linseed oil mill built in Massachusetts 
on Running Gutter Brook about 1/2 mile 
above Strong's sawmill site on Linseed Rd., 
West Hatfield. 

Col. Ephraim Williams of Hatfield, founder 
of Williams College, killed at the battle of 
Lake George in French & Indian War. 

Williamsburg and Whatley set off from 
Hatfield. 

125 Hatfield men engaged in Revolutionary 
War 

"Dame" School opened 

Bridge across the Connecticut River opened, 
supported by lottery and tolls 

First broom corn raised in Hatfield; 1,000 
acres raised later. 

First railroad through Hatfield 

Death of Oliver Smith, founder Smith 
Charities & Smith's Agricultural School 

Congregational Church Built (fourth 
meetinghouse) 

First cultivation of tobacco for sale in 
quantity 

Hatfield sent 1 12 men to Civil War and 24 
did not return. 

Sophie Smith died. Her estate founded 
Smith College in 1 870 and Smith Academy 
in 1872 

Major Charles Shatteck manufacturing 
pistols, revolvers & shotguns, averaging 
15,000 guns a year for awhile. 

Celeb Cooley Dickenson died leaving his 
fortune to found Cooley Dickenson Hospital 
in Northhampton. 

Lathes first manufactured in Hatfield by 
Jonathan Porter 

West Hatfield Chapel erected 



1892 
1894 

1896 

1897 
1900 
1903 



St. Joseph's RC Church erected 

Dickenson Memorial Hall (now library & 
museum) erected 

Town water supply founded at Running 
Gutter Brook, West Hatfield including 
reservoir 

Death of Samuel Dickenson, donor of 
Dickenson Memorial Hall 

Electric trolly road opened between Hatfield 
& Northampton 

Prospect ST. gas house built; gas powered 
streetlights and a few homes. 



1904 


First sewer system built 


1904 


Book Club formed 


1906 


First electricity installed for use of citizens 


1906 


First telephone installed 


1913 


West Hatfield (Stron's Corner) fire 


1914 


Present Center School built on Main St. 


1917-1918 


World War I; 101 men & one Red Cross 




woman served - one died 


1917 


Holy Trinity RC Church constructed 


Sept. 1927 


Major Flood 


1928 


West Hatfield Chapel purchased by 




Lutherans for their church. 


1928 


Old Town Hall burned (north of Congrega- 




tional church) 



1929 St. John's Lutheran Church (Main St.) 

erected 

Oct. 14, 1930 Dedication of Hatfield Memorial Hall 
(Town Hall) 

Mar. 1936 Worst flood in the history of the town. 

Dec. 3 1 , 1 936 Bradstreet Post Office closed 

Sept. 21, 1938 Hurricane & flood caused extensive damage 

1943 Hatfield & Hadley voted to dissolve their 2- 

town school union 



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1941-1945 World War II, 332 Hatfield men & women 

served - 13 died 



1973 



1945 


Hatfield American Legion, Post #344 
formed 


1974 
1974 


June 30, 1946 


275th Town Anniversary celebrated and 
Welcome Home to WWII veterans 




1950 - 1955 


Korean War; Hatfield citizens served 


1975 


1952 


First motel built on Rt. 5 & 10, West 






Hatfield 


1961 
1976 


1960 


New elementary school erected on Main St. 




1964 


Interstate 91 completed in West Hatfield 


1977 


Spring 1965 


West Hatfield water well completed; 





Hatfield's first town well 

1966 St. John's Lutheran Church congregation 
disbanded 

1967 A major industry opened on Elm & Dwight 
Streets 

1967 New American Legion Home constructed on 

site of Hill School (Elm & Prospect Streets) 

Sept. 1968 First public Kindergarten opened 

1970 Town celebrated 300th anniversary of 

incorporation 

1970 Congregational Church celebrated 300th 

Anniversary 

1970 Hatfield Historical Society formally 

established 

1970 Natural gas line installed 

1 970 New Holy Trinity RC Church dedicated 

1971 Addition to elementary school constructed 

1971 Highway & Water Departments facility built 

on Straits Road 

1 97 1 Firehouse built behind Town Hall 

1972 Historical Commission established 

1972 Capawonk Housing for Elderly opened 

1973 Conservation Commission and Recreation 
Commission formed 



1977 

1978 

June 1980 

Sept. 1980 

Dec. 1981 
1981 

1981 
1981 
1981 

1982 

1982 
1982 
1982 



The 1830 Bordon Baseline was located off 
Bridge Street 

Council on Aging established 

Rural mail delivery started throughout the 
town. 

Hatfield Ancient Fife & Drum Cop. orga- 
nized 

Vietnam War - Hatfield citizens served 
Lion's Club Pavilion build (Billings Way) 
with Bicentennial grant 

Post Office moved from Main ST. (business 
center) to 7 School St. 



Indian Attack reenacted for 300th com- 
memoration 

New Prospect Street bridge over Mill River 
opened 

Last class graduated from Main Street Smith 
Academy 

Students entered new Smith Academy on 
School Street; 268 enrolled 

Hatfield hooked up to cablevision 

St. John's Lutheran Church sold, and then 
sold again 3 years later and converted into a 
home 

First Hatfield luminarium 

Third meetinghouse relocated and collapsed 

Western Mass. Regional Library first 
occupied Center School 

Smith Academy (Main St.) demolished; on 
this site Smith Academy Trustees estab- 
lished the Sophia Smith Park 

Fire destroyed business center(Main St.) 

Major tobacco growing industry left town 

Valley Advocate bought Prospect St. Mill 
building 



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1982 - 1984 Lebanon/Grenada War - Hatfield citizens 

served 

1983 First Hatfield fully-equipped ambulance 
serviced by certified EMT's 



formed 

1987 Western Mass Food Bank opened on North 

Hatfield Road 

1987 Wastewater Treatment Plant began function- 

ing at Kellogg Hill Road 

1987 & 1988 Two major industries opened on Chestnut & 

Elm Streets 

1988 Three Hatfield farms designated as Bicen- 
tennial Farms 

1989 Civil War cannons rededicated 
1989 - 1990 Conflict over town clock bell ringing 



1989 - 1990 

1990 - 1992 

1990 



1983 


First pre-school 




1983 


Expansion of businesses in West Hatfield, 
Rt. 5 & 10 corridor 


1990 - prese 

1991 - 1992 


1983 


Water Department dedicated Omasta Well 




May/June 1984 


Biggest flood since 1938 


1992 - 1994 


1984 


West Hatfield Post Office closed 


1993 


1985 


Major repairs to dike; result of 1984 flood 






(end of Bridge Lane) 


1993 


1987 


Water tank built on East side of reservoir 


1993 


1986 & 1987 


Smith Academy girls state Softball champi- 
onships 


Winter 


1987 


The Hatfield Business Association was 


1993 - 1994 



1994 

1994 
1994 

1994 
1995 

1995 

1995 



Panama Canal War 

Smith Academy boys state basketball 
championships 

D.A.R.E. program opened Youth Center in 
School Street (milkman) School 

Persian Gulf War; Hatfield citizens served 

Further business expansions on Rt. 5 & 10, 
West Hatfield 

Industrial expansion on North Hatfield Road 

ST. Joseph's RC Church celebrated Centen- 
nial 

Smith Academy Girls Field Hockey State 
Championship 

Main Street business center destroyed by 
fire (again) 



Longest winter with heaviest snowfall, 
coldest temperatures in decades 
Dickenson Memorial Hall celebrated 
Centennial 

Hatfield adopts Town flag 

Main Street & Upper Main Street districts 
accepted on National Register of Historic 
places 

Hatfield joined Emergency 911 system 

Hatfield American Legion celebrated 50th 
Anniversary 

Congregational Church celebrated 325th 
Anniversary 

Town celebrated 325th Anniversary 



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LIBRARY REPORT 



To: the Residents of Hatfield 

On Feb. 1, 1995, Pam Sokol resigned as Trustee, and a 
new Trustee, Leslie Button, was elected in May, joining Jane 
Scavatto and Kathy Winters. Director Lisa Drnec Kerr resigned 
in February, and Joan Abbott served as interim Director until 
April, when Valerie Vaughan was hired as the new Library Di- 
rector. Library staff changes: Geraldine Higgins and Melissa 
Fondakowski left during the summer, Johanna Knowles was hired 
in September. Evelyn Prucnal and Josephine Zgrodnik have 
continued on the staff. Margaret Moriarty provides cleaning 
service, replacing Michael Kowal. 

The Library hours are now the same all year long: Tues- 
day and Thursday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Wednesday and Friday 6 - 9 
p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

In April, the Library acquired its computer and on-line 
connection to the CW-MARS network. This has been useful in 
expanding the Inter Library Loan service, assisting in reference, 
and improving the accuracy of the card catalog. 

In June, the Library participated in Hatfield's 325th anni- 
versary celebration with an art show/sale and the dedication of 
the Helen Osley Reading Corner. Thanks to generous donations 
to the fund created in memory of Helen Osley, a former librar- 
ian, there is now an attractive rug and two comfortable reading 
chairs in the adult fiction room, 

The summer reading program Reading Is Natural was very 
successful; all the special events were well attended. Local au- 
thor Bruce Scofield spoke on Hiking in the Pioneer Valley, Celia 
Riahi visited from the Hadley Waldorf School for a special story 
hour; storyteller Tom McCabe performed for an SRO crowd of 
30 children and adults. Other programs were held during the 
fall, including a lecture on the Rail-Trails of New England by 
local author Craig Delia Penna. 



Much attention has been given to children's service and to 
cooperating with the schools. Director Vaughan meets regu- 
larly with Cynthia Phelps, the Breor and Smith Academy Li- 
brarian, conducting exchanges of books and information. Staff 
members Zgrodnik and Knowles provide regular story hours on 
Saturdays at 11 a.m., with additional special events throughout 
the year. For older children, a homework assistance program 
has been initiated at the Library, and the young adult section has 
been expanded, including new college and career materials. 

Regarding service to seniors, the Library continues to pro- 
vide bi-monthly deliveries of books to the Capawonk commu- 
nity, and the Large Print collection has been expanded. 

The Library has also developed a substantial collection of 
videos, about 100 for adults and over 100 for children. The 
reference books, vertical file, and non-fiction collection have 
been updated; they now contain much more current information 
on a wide variety of topics. Classics of fiction were moved down- 
stairs to provide more room for the expanding modem fiction 
collection. The card catalog is being constantly improved with 
additional subject cards to assist users in finding topics of inter- 
est. The Library has also been building a special collection of 
materials on Poland and Polish culture. 

Circulation statistics have made an impressive leap this 
year. Total circulated items in 1995 was over 15,000, a 25% 
increase over the 1993 or 1994 figures. Books circulated through 
Inter Library Loan in 1995 are more than double the 1994 amount. 
Young adult book circulation has also doubled. 

Many thanks to the Trustees, the staff, and our many pa- 
trons for making this year so productive. 

Valerie Vaughan 
Director 



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RECREATION COMMISSION 



The Recreation Commission would like to thank the com- 
munity for providing financial support for the many programs 
made available this past year. 

The youths of the community again were provided bas- 
ketball, soccer, baseball, softball and tee-ball programs. We also 
sponsored a 5th and 6th grade girls suburban league basketball 
team. 

The youths baseball season proved extremely successful 
by running an in town league for grades 1 through 3 in tee-ball, 
and joining the Frontier youth league for grades 4 through 7. 
The league proved extremely beneficial for these boys in pro- 
viding them with the opportunity to meet, play and learn the 
sport on a competitive basis with boys from other communities. 
We recommended that we maintain our membership in this 
league. 



The summer recreation program was very successful with 
more than 50 children attending. 

Two areas the commission would like to improve is a stor- 
age facility to put all equipment and supplies and total renova- 
tion of the tennis courts behind the Breor Elementary School. 
The tennis courts have been an extremely active area for all age 
groups during the spring, summer and fall months. 

The Recreation Commission would like to thank John 
Wilkes for all of his support to the town in the past. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Robert Shea (chairman) 
Karen Zerneri 
Bruce Brown 
Mark Wickles 
Richard Strong 



325 ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE 



To the Residents of the Town of Hatfield: 

It is with pleasure that we submit this report on behalf of 
Hatfield's 325th Anniversary Committee. 

Our committee was formed in the summer of 1994 under 
the direction of Selectman George Zgrodnik. We began meet- 
ing weekly and before we knew it the schedule of events had 
fallen into place. We continued to work on the many details that 
made the entire event a success. 

The celebration opened on June 18, 1995 with a 2 1/2 hour 
parade. Thousands of spectators and participants braved ex- 
tremely hot and humid weather conditions — but it was worth 
it. The parade was a wonderful success. 

The celebration continued the following weekend with 
events that included the elegant Hatfield Brides of Yesteryear 
and the successful Polka festival which featured the Jimmy Sturr 
Orchestra. 

Sunday, June 25th saw the end to the event. The morning 
began with the memorable Tug-of-War between Hatfield and 
it's rival from across the river, Hadley. Hatfield was, of course, 
victorious. A softball tournament, an art show, a firemen's dem- 
onstration, and an antique car display were also held on Sunday. 



The event concluded with a hot-air balloon display, an air 
show and fireworks. 

Our committee was very pleased with the support and en- 
thusiasm we received for this important event. We found that 
Hatfield residents, businesses and organizations were eager to 
help with the preparation for this celebration. Thanks to all of 
you. 

We want to take a moment to specifically thank the mem- 
bers of our committee — Eileen Dostal, Janet Douglas, and Teresa 
Korza. Without their help and dedication this celebration would 
not have happened. Not only were they helpful and hardworking 
but they were a pleasure to work with and they made our weekly 
planning meetings fun. 

We had a wonderful time planning and then enjoying this 
event. We look forward to Hatfield's 350th anniversary in the 
year 2020! 

Respectfully submitted, 

Diana M. Higgins, Co-Chair 
Barbara Hurley, Co-Chair 



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SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

AND THE 

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 

1995 



To the Residents of Hatfield: 

The period January 1 , 1 995 - December 31,1 995 was one 
which saw a unique blending of stabilization and continued 
change for the Hatfield School Department under Education 
Reform. It was a year in which the following are respectively 
directed to your attention as highlights of the year past, and a 
preview of the year to follow: 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

Regular Committee Meetings: Monthly _ Second Tuesday 

of each month at Smith 
Academy 

Subcommittee Meetings: Budget_ As needed on the 

second Tuesday of each 
month at Smith Academy. 
Others _ Curriculum, 
Budget, Personnel and 
Contracts, Maintenance, and 
Policy & Legislation - As 
needed on the Fourth 
Tuesday of each month at 
Smith Academy. 

Dates and Times of Meetings: Posted regularly at the Town 

Hall and in the schools. 

The Committee cordially invites the citizenry of Hatfield 
to attend its meetings. Additionally, the Committee welcomes 
community input at the "Welcome to Visitors" portion of its 
agenda. Input with respect to agenda items is accomplished by 
submission to the Superintendent's Office in advance of the 
meeting date. 

FY96 School Committee Objectives: 

1. The Committee will continue to work for the best 
education possible for all students. 

2. The Committee will develop an FY97 Budget based 
upon continued input from all sectors of the educa- 
tional community and the community-at-large, 
including the Hatfield Finance Committee and Board 
of Selectmen. 

3. The Committee will continue to fulfill the Education 
Reform Law, with a particular focus on the follow- 
ing areas: 

a. Time and Learning 

b. Performance standards for both teachers and 
administrators 

c. Professional Development 



4. The Committee will evaluate the performance of the 
Superintendent. 

5. The Committee will determine the feasibility of 
establishing community educational programs. 

6. The Committee will work to finalize an organiza- 
tional chart of the Hatfield Public School System. 

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 

Superintendent Contreras established the following per- 
sonal goals for FY96: 

Introduction: 

While the Superintendent is evaluated through utilization 
of a formal evaluation instrument, the Hatfield School Commit- 
tee has requested that it be provided with a listing of specific 
goals for FY96. In that regard, the following list of specific 
goals is, therefore, respectfully directed to the Committee as an 
indication of specific concentration areas in which the Superin- 
tendent intends to focus his efforts in FY96. In terms of organi- 
zation, the specific goals are displayed under the major category 
headings as contained in the formal evaluation instrument. 

A. RELATIONSHIP WITH THE SCHOOL 
COMMITTEE 

Goal #lThe Superintendent will continue to 
attempt to maintain and promote an "open relation 
ship" with members of the School Committee, and in 
particular its Chairperson. As the Chief Executive 
Officer of the Committee, it is the perception of the 
Superintendent that, a harmonious working relation- 
ship between the Superintendent and the Committee 
is an essential ingredient in a successful school 
system. 

B. EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP 

Goal #2 The Superintendent will, in collaboration 
with system professionals, develop and formulate 
recommendations to the Committee with respect to 
teacher and administrative performance standards. In 
so doing, it is likely that new evaluation instruments 
may result. 

Goal #3 The Superintendent will collaborate and 
provide necessary supports to the Curriculum 
Advisory Team such as to facilitate its work in 
assuring compliance with the Curriculum Frame- 
works. 

Goal #4 The Superintendent will continue to grow 
through maintaining professional development by 
attending conferences and keeping abreast of the 



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latest developments in the field of education. In- 
cluded in this area will be active participation in the 
development of the Pioneer Valley Regional Educa- 
tional Alliance. 

C. BUDGET MANAGEMENT 

Goal #5 The Superintendent will further refine the 
budget management process to more readily reflect 
cost centers as affiliated with site management 
principles as well as to bring the budget format more 
in line with State guidelines and reporting techniques. 
In doing so, the Superintendent will build upon the 
collaborative bases as were established in building 
the FY96 budget. 

D. PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT 

Goal #6 The Superintendent will strive to spend 
more time in the schools, both in conveying the 
vision and mission of the School Committee, but 
also, in providing a visible presence and increased 
accessibility which can only come with getting better 
acquainted with staff, parents and community 
members. 

E. COMMUNICATIONS/PUBLIC RELATIONS 

Goal #7 The Superintendent will continue in his 
attempts to keep the community informed as to 
matters which pertain to the schools. While a 
primary vehicle for this dissemination of information 
is the Community Connection, the Superintendent 
will be proactive in keeping the media apprised as to 
ongoings in the schools. Additionally, the Superin- 
tendent will encourage the Principals to do likewise, 
and will continue to communicate regularly with 
other Town Departments and community groups as 
might be deemed appropriate in "spreading the good 
news" regarding our schools. 

F. PERSONAL QUALITIES AND CHARACT 
ERISTICS 

Goal #8 The Superintendent will strive at all times to 
conduct himself in a manner which reflects favorably 
upon the Hatfield Public Schools. In so doing, the 
Superintendent will enhance the likelihood of 
achieving all other stated goal areas. 

STAFF APPOINTMENTS 

Donna Corliss, R.N. _ Part Time Hatfield School 





Department Nurse 


_ Smith 

Academy/ 

Breor 


Laura Hoey 


_ Pre-School Teacher 


_ Breor 


Judith Nietsche 


_ Teacher Aide 


_ Breor 


Rebecca Phelps 


_ From Part-Time to 






Full-Time Music Teacher_ 


Smith 



Academy/ 
Breor 

Stewart Walker _ Special Education Tutor _ Smith 

Academy 

Margaret Westcott _ From 30% to 50% 

Computer Teacher _ Breor 

UNEXPENDED FY95 FUNDS RETURNED TO TOWN 

The School Department was pleased to return to the Town 
monies from the following sources: 

FY95 Unexpended Budget Balance $5,324.63 

Vocational Education Unexpended 

FY95 Balance $9,848.17 

FY95 Special Article Balance Re: 

Special Needs Student Placement $2,365.40 

Difference between FY96 Net School Spending 

Requirement and FY95 School Department 

Budget $11,077.00 



Resultant net cash benefit to the 
Town of Hatfield 



$28.615.20 



CLOSING COMMENTARY 

Continued gratitude goes out to the citizens of Hatfield 
for their continued support of their schools, both on the Town 
Meeting floor and through numerous organizations such as the 
Smith Academy Board of Trustees, the Hatfield Foundation for 
the Enhancement of Education, C & S Foods, Inc., the Hatfield 
Book Club, the Lions Club, the S.A.A.A.C, the P.T.A.'s, the 
School Councils, and the Health Advisory Council. This sup- 
port, both fiscal and moral, is that which continues to set the 
Hatfield Public Schools "head and shoulders above the rest". It 
is to such aforementioned organizations and, also to those indi- 
viduals such as Ambassador and Mrs. Robert Ryan, Ms. Jane 
Yolen and others who have benefited Hatfield youth through 
scholarship trusts and other monetary supports, that we continue 
to be able to provide a truly quality education to the youth of 
Hatfield and, therefore, extend this note of gratitude. 

In closing, I would extend a personal note of thanks to the 
students, staff, and members of the Hatfield community for the 
most cordial and hospitable manner in which I continue to be 
treated. I would extend a particular note of thanks and apprecia- 
tion to my fellow Department Heads and their employees for 
their efforts throughout the year past. Thanks to our united ef- 
forts, "its working". It remains a pleasure to be here in service 
to the community's most cherished resources. ...its youth. 

Respectfully submitted for the School 
Committee, 

William J. Contreras, Ed.D. 
Superintendent of Schools 



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INDEX 

325th Anniversary Committee 52 

Administrative Assistant 11 

Ambulance Service 41 

Appropriation Table 16 

Board of Assessors 20 

Board of Health 39 

Board of Registrars 21 

Board of Selectmen 10 

Conservation Commission 38 

Council on Aging 41 

Dedication 3 

Emergency Planning Committee 46 

Fire Department 45 

Hatfield Chronology 47 

Hilltown Resource Management Cooperative 40 

Highway Department 37 

Historical Commission 47 

Inspection Services 36 

Library Trustees 51 

Memoriam 4 

Planning Board 46 

Police Department 43 

Drug Abuse Resistance Education 44 

Recreation Commission 52 

School Committee and Superintendent of Schools 53 

Sewer Commission 36 

Tax Title Account 28 

Town Accountant Balance Sheet, Appropriation Table 12 

Town Clerk 22 

Town Collector 18 

Town Elections 24 

Town Employees' Names, Wages and Positions 29 

Town Meeting Activity 23 

Town Officers 6 

Treasurer 25 

Tree Warden 37 

Water Commissioner 38 

Water Supply Protection Committee 39 

Zoning Board of Appeals 36 




1st Place Elementary Rebecca Williams 



EMERGENCY NUMBERS 

EMERGENCY: 

Fire 911 

Police 91 j 

Ambulance 91 j 

NON EMERGENCY: 

Fire 247-9008 

PoIice 247-0323 

Ambulance 247-9200 

State Police 584-3000 

D.A.R.E. Program 247-DARE 

Abuse & Rape Crisis Hot Line 733-7100 

TOWN OFFICES 

Memorial Town Hall, 59 Main Street 247-9200 

247-9211 

(Assessors, Town Collector, Town Clerk/Treasurer, 
Town Accountant, Selectmen, Inspections Services, 
Water Department, Planning Board, Board of Health, Secretaries) 

Council on Aging 247-9003 

Senior Citizens' Meal Site 247-0480 

Town Transfer Station 247-5515 

(Hours: Mon. & Wed., 1 to 6 p.m. & Sat., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) 

Highway Department 247-5646 

Wastewater Treatment Plant 247-9844 

Housing Authority, Capawonk 247-9202 

Public Library, Dickenson Memorial Building 247-9097 

(Hours: Tues. & Thurs. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wed. & Fri. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) 
(Summer and school vacation hours to be announced) 

SCHOOLS 

Breor Elementary School, 22 Main Street 247-5010 

Smith Academy, 34 School Street 247-5641